George Nolfi to direct Bruce Lee biopic `Birth of the Dragon`

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 01, 2014, 09:12 AM IST

Los Angeles: Bruce Lee`s biopic `Birth of the Dragon` will be directed by filmmaker George Nolfi. Nolfi has been roped in to sit behind the lens for the film written by Christopher Wilkinson and Stephen Rivele. Filming is expected to begin next spring, reportedly.

The film is inspired by the true story of Lee`s duel with Wong Jack Man, China`s most famous kung fu master at a time when San Francisco`s Chinatown was controlled by Hong Kong Triads.

The story will be told from the perspective of Lee`s student Steve Macklin who ultimately teams up with the two martial arts experts to battle a vicious band of gangsters.