George Nolfi ("The Adjustment Bureau") is set to direct the Bruce Lee biopic "Birth of the Dragon" for Groundswell Productions and QED International.
The story is inspired by the true-life no-rules fight in San Francisco's Triad-controlled Chinatown in 1965.
The fight, between Lee and China's most famous kung fu master Wong Jack Man, will be used as a starting point for a bigger scale action movie with the pair battling Chinatown gangsters.
"Nixon" and "Ali" scribes Christopher Wilkinson and Stephen Rivele have penned the script. The pair will also produce along with Bill Block, Janice Williams and Michael London.
Filming aims to begin next spring.