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    Bruce Lee Biopic Shot in San Francisco Nears Release
    A fight scene from "Birth of the Dragon."

    The first trailer has been released for ''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. The film was shot in various San Francisco locations.

    The film stars Hong Kong actor and martial arts master Philip Ng as Bruce Lee. It began shooting in Vancouver, Canada in November 2015 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."

    “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 Variety.

    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.

    The film recently had a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. A release date for the United States has not yet been announced. 

    View the 'Birth of a Dragon' trailer below:

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