Monday, July 12, 2010

Bruce Lee to be portrayed by Hong Kong singer Aarif Lee in biopic

One of the most iconic figures in international film will be portrayed by a Hong Kong singer.

Aarif Lee will portray legendary martial artist and movie star Bruce Lee in Bruce Lee: My Brother's Story.

The 23-year-old Aarif Lee (who is unrelated to Bruce Lee) is reported to be a physics major at London's Imperial College. He released his debut album in 2009, and he appeared in his first film, Echoes of the Rainbow, earlier this year. The film won a Crystal Bear award (a first for Hong Kong) at the Berlin Film Festival. It also won in several categories at the 29th Hong Kong Film Awards, including best new performer for Aarif.

The Bruce Lee biopic, which will focus on his life prior to shooting to fame, will start shooting in June, with funding from Hong Kong and mainland China studios.

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