Do you have what it takes to play the young Bruce Lee?

Casting call seeks Chinese actor to play teenage Bruce in 'Little Dragon.'

I'm not sure how legit this is, but this flyer, recently spotted in a tea shop in Los Angeles' Chinatown, appears to be a casting call for the upcoming Bruce Lee biopic Little Dragon.

According to the flyer, Betty Mae Casting is searching a 16 to 18-year-old English-speaking Chinese actor "with a winning smile and wonderful sense of humor." Previous reporting stated that a worldwide search was underway to cast the role. If they're really posting flyers in tea shops, it looks like they're really are searching high and low to find the right guy to play the young Bruce Lee.

Here's the full flyer:

Here's the text:



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:

If you think you've got what it takes, go for it and submit!

Little Dragon, directed and co-written by Shekhar Kapur, is set to start shooting this summer. According to producers, the film will examine the martial arts legend's tumultuous teenage years in 1950s Hong Kong, following a young Lee as he "contends with his family's disappointment, young love, true friendship, betrayal, racism, deep hardship and the inner fire that threatens to unravel his destiny."

An official U.S.-China co-production, Little Dragon be co-written and produced by Lee's daughter, Shannon Lee, who says the film will offer a look at the formative, early years that shaped her father's life before he became a movie star, international icon and arguably the most famous martial arts practitioner of all time.

(Thanks, L88.)

UPDATE: Confirmed that this casting call is indeed legit.

Bless the poor intern who had to post these flyers around Chinatown.

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