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'We’re Thrilled to Be Telling One of the Great Untold Stories': Film About Bruce Lee Fight Shoots in San Francisco

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    'We’re Thrilled to Be Telling One of the Great Untold Stories': Film About Bruce Lee Fight Shoots in San Francisco
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    Chinese-American martial arts exponent Bruce Lee (1940 - 1973), in a still from the film 'Enter The Dragon', directed by Robert Crouse for Warner Brothers, 1973. (Photo by Fotos International/Archive Photos/Getty Images)

    "Birth of the Dragon," a film about a pivotal fight between Bruce Lee and Shaolin Master Wong Jack Man that took place in Northern California in 1965, is currently shooting in various San Francisco locations.

    The film stars Hong Kong actor and martial arts master Philip Ng as Bruce Lee.

    San Francisco's Film Commission confirmed to Hoodline that the production will be working in the city through Monday. The publication reported that the last shooting location is scheduled to take place on Spofford Street in Chinatown.

    According to Variety, the film began shooting in Vancouver, Canada in November under the tutelage of Corey Yuen, a martial arts choreographer who created action sequences for films such as 'X-Men,' 'The Expendables' and 'Romeo Must Die.'

    Lee was born in San Francisco in 1940. He passed away in 1972 in Hong Kong. 

    Wong Jack Man, now 75 and said to be living in the Bay Area, has not spoken often of his match with Lee, who was only 25 when they fought.

    “We’re thrilled to be telling one of the great untold stories in martial arts history, especially at this unique moment when China and Western audiences are opening up to each other as never before,” producer Michael London told the publication.

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