Quentin Tarantino is currently filming “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” but he’s still putting the final touches on the film’s amazing casting. The production has confirmed actor and martial artist Mike Moh will tackle the role of Bruce Lee in Tarantino’s ninth feature, which is set for release in 2019.
Moh is best known for acting in television series such as “Empire” and “Inhumans,” in which he played the character Triton. Starring as Lee is a full circle moment for the actor, who is an outspoken Bruce Lee fan. Moh recorded his own video tribute to Lee and posted it online in July 2015. The video, featuring Moh performing some of Lee’s most iconic stunts and martial arts moves, was made in honor of the 42nd anniversary of Lee’s death.
“He has been an inspiration to me and so many others around the world,” Moh wrote at the beginning of the video. “He transcended ethnicity, he showed us how amazing it is to be a part of the human race.”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” stars Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio as a famous television actor and his longtime friend and stuntman, respectively. The two men try and break into the Hollywood movie business around the same time of Sharon Tate’s murder. Tate is being played by Margot Robbie.
Sony is set to release “Hollywood” in theaters July 26, 2019. Watch Moh’s Bruce Lee tribute in the video below.