Kim Beom to play Bruce Lee in drama
Actor Kim Beom is set to take on the role of Bruce Lee in an upcoming Chinese drama series.
“It is quite meaningful for a Korean actor to play the role of a legendary Hong Kong action star,” King Kong Entertainment, which represents the 26-year-old, announced on Thursday.
The drama series, “Ip Man and Bruce Lee,” features a cast of Chinese actors and actresses. Kim is the only Korean participating in the project, the agency added.
Shooting for the show will begin later this month.
Kim began his career in 2006 at age 17. In recent years, the actor has focused more on Chinese films and dramas.
BY SUNG SO-YOUNG