Back in 2009 there were reports that Media Asia Films and the estate of Bruce Lee were developing a three-part biopic based on the life of Hong Kong’s most famous native son entitled Bruce Lee, My Brother and now it’s set for a release in feature from here in the UK under the title Young Bruce Lee.
Produced by Robert Lee, Bruce Lee’s younger brother, and based on his own first-hand experiences, the film stars Aarif Rahman (Echoes of the Rainbow) as the Little Dragon and charts his life from birth on November 27th 1940 to his departure for San Francisco in 1959, surviving a journey through war, persecution and the brutal street-gangs of 1950′s Hong Kong before going on to live his dreams.
Directed by Raymond Yip (The Warlords), the film also features Tony Leung Ka Fai (Three… Extremes) and Christy Chung (The Medallion) as Bruce’s parents.
Young Bruce Lee trailer…
Young Bruce Lee is released on Blu-ray and 2 disc DVD on May 30th.