Casting calls have already begun for the upcoming Bruce Lee biopic “Little Dragon” with Betty Mae Casting searching for 16 to 18-year-old English-speaking Chinese actors “with a winning smile and wonderful sense of humor”.
A representative for Lee’s daughter, Shannon Lee, confirmed to NextShark that a flyer recently spotted in a tea shop in Los Angeles’ Chinatown is authentic.
A worldwide search for the actor who will play the teenage martial arts legend is currently underway, scouring every nook and cranny of the globe to find him.
If you think you have what it takes, below is the full text:
SEEKING A 16-18 YEAR OLD, ENGLISH SPEAKING, CHINESE ACTOR
FOR A MAJOR STUDIO FEATURE FILM
LA CASTING by Betty Mae, Inc.
Starts Shooting July 2017
[YOUNG BRUCE LEE] 16-18 years old, Chinese-American, charismatic, charming, passionate, brimming with self confidence. With a winning smile and a wonderful sense of humor, he’s truly irrepressible. He has a great love of life and believes that anything is possible.
If you are interested, please e-mail a recent picture, age, and contact info to:
Directed and co-written by filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, “Little Dragon” is scheduled to start filming this summer in China and Malaysia.
The feature film is a an official U.S.-China co-production and will follow the Lee’s early days in 1950s Hong Kong as he deals with “family’s disappointment, young love, true friendship, betrayal, racism, deep hardship and the inner fire that threatens to unravel his destiny,” according to the producers.
“I always thought that a film about how my father’s life was shaped in his early years in Hong Kong would be a worthwhile story to share so we could better understand him as a human being and a warrior,” Shannon Lee, who will serve as co-writer and producer, said in a statement.