Quentin Tarantino has always been about paying respects to the medium of film and that includes paying respects to film directors, writers, and actors of decades past. His upcoming film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, seems to be a real culmination of sorts, where his passion for the medium comes to the forefront.
The story follows an aging western star and his stunt double, as they run around Hollywood, trying to survive in an ever-changing film business in 1969. Already appearing in the film are Sharon Tate, Roman Polanski, and Steve McQueen, but now we know of one other film icon showing up: Bruce Lee.
The actor/martial artist is known for choreographing fight scenes for the Tate film The Wrecking Crew, so it makes sense that he’d be there, but who would be playing him? TheWrap is reporting that Mike Moh, who is perhaps best known for his role in Marvel’s The Inhumans, is set to play the legend.
It is unclear just how big of a role this will be in the movie, but it’s worth noting that following Tate’s murder by the Manson family, her husband Roman Polanski believed that Bruce Lee may have done the deed. it’ll be interesting how yet another icon will be woven into this plot that will undoubtedly be full of nods and homages in addition to a hopefully compelling narrative.
What do you hope to see out of the Bruce Lee character in the film? Sound off down below!
Once Upon a Time In Hollywood hits theaters on July 26, 2019!
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