Birth of the Dragon — Official Trailer

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added: Thu, Jul 13th '17

Check out the official trailer for "Birth of the Dragon," a dramatized depiction of Bruce Lee's early life as a rising Kung Fu star who taught his own unique style of martial arts to a mostly Caucasian American crowd in 1960s San Francisco.

Hong Kong action star and action choreographer Philip Ng takes on the role as a young Bruce Lee, while American actor Billy Magnussen (who portrayed Kato Kaelin in the acclaimed FX series "The People v. O.J. Simpson") plays Steve McKee, a fictional character loosely based on actor Steve McQueen, who in real-life was one of Lee's first Kung Fu students.

The movie, directed by George Nolfi (The Adjustment Bureau), is mostly focusing on the legendary rivalry between Bruce Lee and Shaolin master Wong Jack Man (played by Chinese actor Xia Yu) who was sent from China to stop the young martial artist from teaching Kung Fu to Americans. The feud concluded with a well-known no-holds-barred showdown, though details about the private fight have always left plenty of room for interpretation.

Co-starring Jin Xing, Qu Jingjing, Terry Chen and Ron Yuan, "Birth of the Dragon" will be released in U.S. theaters on August 25th.

synopsis:
Set against the backdrop of 1960s San Francisco, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON 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.

 

directed by   George Nolfi

starring   Philip Ng, Billy Magnussen, Xia Yu, Jin Xing, Qu Jingjing, Terry Chen, Ron Yuan

release date   August 25, 2017 (in U.S. theaters)

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