Quentin Tarantino has added Bruce Lee to the cast of his upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and he will be played by Mike Moh.
Moh, already a martial artist and acclaimed actor, will play Lee in the film as the quite ludicrous cast continues to grow. For Moh, however, the place in Tarantino’s latest feature film comes has his first big-budget position having previously played roles in TV shows Inhumans and Empire.
Already a fifth-degree black belt, Moh hailed the influence of Lee on his own career: “[Lee] has been an inspiration to me and so many others around the world,” Moh said in a 2015 tribute. “He transcended ethnicity, he showed us how amazing it is to part of the HUMAN RACE.”
Moh joins the likes of Al Pacino, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Burt Reynolds and Dakota Fanning and recent addition James Marsden who has followed Tarantino into a supporting role.
On top of that, Emile Hirsch, Luke Perry, Julia Butters, Damian Lewis, Keith Jefferson, Clifton Collins Jr. and Nicholas Hammond will also be included.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood tells the tale of TV actor Dalton and his stunt double Cliff Booth who embark on an odyssey to make a name for themselves in the film industry during the Charles Manson murders in 1969 Los Angeles.
Leonardo DiCaprio plays the role of Dalton and Brad Pitt takes on Cliff Booth. Other high-profile names like Margot Robbie will play Sharon Tate, Dakota Fanning will be Squeaky Fromme, Al Pacino Marvin Shwarz.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood hits cinemas August 9th 2019 in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Tate Murders.