Tony Leung Ka-fai and Christie Chung have joined the cast of Hong Kong studio Media Asia Film’s Bruce Lee, My Brother, which is being made to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the late action star’s birthday.

Leung and Chung will play the parents of Bruce Lee in the film, while singer-songwriter Aarif Lee plays the action star who passed away in 1973 at the height of his popularity. Leung most recently starred in action epic Bodyguards And Assassins, while Chung is known for her erotic roles in Pan Nalin’s Samsara and Nonzee Nimbutr’s Jan Dara.

The $4.5m (HK$35m) project is co-produced by Media Asia Films and mainland Chinese firms J.A. Media, Beijing Antaeus Film, Beijing Meng Ze Culture & Media and J Star Group. Raymond Yip Wai-man is directing with Manfred Wong producing.

Shooting will be finished in late August and the producers have set a tentative release date of November this year in China and Hong Kong.