Wayne Wang Unleashes “Great Dragons”

Wayne Wang (“The Joy Luck Club,” “Snow Flower And The Secret Fan”) is set to direct an adaptation of Jim Yardley’s novel “Brave Dragons” says Deadline.

The comedic true life story follows an NBA coach who moves with his wife to the Chinese industrial city of Taiyuan to coach the Shanxi Brave Dragons, one of the worst teams in the Chinese Basketball Association. The team’s owner, an irascible steel tycoon, would berate and physically attack his misfit players.

Jonathan Prince is adapting the script while Jack Lechner, Ira Lechner and Jonathan Bing will produce.