Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming murder mystery film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood will be released on July 26th, 2019, and it’s already highly anticipated. The movie will delve into the drama surrounding the Manson Family murders in which pregnant actress Sharon Tate and four others were killed under the instructions of criminal, cult leader, and songwriter Charles Manson by members of his desert commune.
The film will feature a star-studded ensemble cast with Sharon Tate being portrayed by Margot Robbie. Amongst the list of celebrities attached to the project are Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Dakota Fanning, Damian Lewis, Luke Perry, Clifton Collins Jr, and Al Pacino.
While the casting has been criticized for lack of diversity, one notably diverse supporting character has found its role. Korean-American actor, stunt performer, and taekwondo master Mike Moh has just been announced to be playing the role of kung-fu legend and martial arts movie superstar Bruce Lee. The project marks Moh’s first major motion picture role, though he has previously appeared in TV shows such as Empire and Marvel’s Inhumans as Triton.
Lee had an interesting connection to both Tate and Hollywood stylist Jay Sebring, another victim in the killings. Lee taught martial arts onset to Tate after being introduced to her by Sebring. Sebring had in fact been the one to discover Lee and help him get cast in the Green Hornet.
During the FBI’s investigation, Lee was actually investigated in connection with the Manson Family Murders because of his close relationship to two of the victims.
Lee ‘s hugely iconic films include Big Boss, Fist of Fury and Enter the Dragon. He died from cerebral edema at the untimely age of 32 after suffering from severe headaches. Many speculate that his intense workout and performing schedule contributed to his fatal brain swelling.
Bruce Lee will undoubtedly be a dream role for Moh, who has paid homage to Lee in both videos and social media.
Via The Telegraph