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Lee family to tell star's story
Bruce Lee
Bruce Lee was the first star kung-fu star
Bruce Lee's family is to make a film and publish a book about the late kung fu film star, according to agency AFP.

"Many stories about Bruce Lee continue to be told, many of which are fabricated or exaggerated," said his brother Robert Lee.

Mr Lee, who is also president of the Bruce Lee Club, said the family hoped to "clarify the legend of Bruce Lee".

He added that auditions for the lead role in the film will begin soon and a book will be published on 27 November.

The book's publishing date coincides with the anniversary of Bruce Lee's birth.

The Lee family will jointly produce a series of other films, TV shows and documentaries about the star with Chinese production company JA Media.

Lee was born in the US but first shot to fame in Hong Kong, where he moved as a child.

His most famous films include Fist of Fury, Enter the Dragon and Game of Death.

He died aged 32 in July 1973 from a cerebral edema - a swelling of the brain.

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