In 1964, Bruce Lee took on Wong Jack Man in one of the most controversial fights of all time. Birth of the Dragon is inspired by this true event. Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, the movie is a modern take on the classic movies that Bruce Lee was known for. It takes its inspiration from the epic and still controversial showdown between an up-and-coming Bruce Lee and kung fu master Wong Jack Man – a battle that gave birth to a legend.
George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau) directs, from a script by Stephen J. Rivele and Christopher Wilkinson. Phillip Ng stars as Bruce Lee, with Xia Yu as Shaolin Master Wong Jack Man. Billy Magnussen, Jin Xing, Jingjing Qu, and Simon Yin also star.
Birth of the Dragon opens August 25th.