Birth of the Dragon

Release date:August 25, 2017

Studio:BH Tilt

Director:George Nolfi

MPAA Rating:N/A


Starring:Billy Magnussen, Xia Yu, Philip Ng, Jinging Qu, Xing Jing

Genre:Action, Biography

Plot Summary:

The film recreates the mid-1960’s fight between Lee and Wong from the point of view of a young martial arts student whose allegiance became torn between Lee and Wong Jack Man. To this day, people still argue about who won the famous fight, but one thing is certain: after his battle with Wong, Bruce Lee reinvented himself and his style of kung fu.

Utilizing real-life events and characters, the film blends fiction with reality to create an original story that breaks the mold of the traditional biopic.

Hong Kong-born Philip Ng will play Bruce Lee, and Mainland Chinese actor Yu Xia will play Wong Jack Man. The 75-year-old Wong, who remained silent about the fight for many years, currently lives in the Bay Area, and retired from teaching martial arts in 2005 after 45 years.