'Be Water': Release date, plot, trailer and all you need to know about ESPN's film that captures the defining years of Bruce Lee
The life of Bruce Lee was well charted over the years. He was rejected by Hollywood in 1971 and moved back to Hong Kong
'The Last Dance' may have ended its epic five-week run, but there is still good news for sports fans as it has moved up the timeline of its other anticipated docuseries. 'Be Water' from the 30 for 30 film that captures the defining years of martial arts icon, Bruce Lee will hit ESPN in June. Directed by Bao Nguyen, the series captures the legacy the legend left. Here's everything we know so far about 'Be Water'
'Be Water' releases June 7, 9 pm ET on ESPN.
The life of Bruce Lee was well charted over the years. He was rejected by Hollywood in 1971 and moved back to Hong Kong. However, he rose meteorically in the next few years as he made four blockbusters that would cement his name across the world. Tragedy struck when Lee died in 1973 and was just 32 at the time.
According to ESPN, the logline says: "Be Water” is a gripping, fascinating, intimate look at not just those final, defining years of Lee’s life, but the complex, often difficult, and the seismic journey that led to Lee’s ultimate emergence as a singular icon in the histories of film, martial arts, and even the connection between the eastern and western worlds.
In addition, the film also gives the viewers a look at his earliest days including deep insight into his time as a fight choreographer and actor. The film also contains snippets by family, friends, and collaborators who knew Lee better.
Bao Nguyen serves as the director. Prior to this, he helmed 'We Gon’ Be Alright' based on the 2019 docuseries based on Jeff Chang's book of the same name. He also directed the docu-feature, 'Live From New York' that spoke about the rich history of the late-night sketch show.
Ahead of the film's release, ESPN released an exclusive sneak-peek of 'Be Water'. "I personally do not believe in the word 'Style', Lee says in a VO that while clips of his early days fill the screen. The scene then shifts to Muhammad Ali's famous bouts— something that Lee would always watch on videotape. According to his brother, what he would be studying was where the power would be coming from.
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