Playing the Game

From the director of Better Luck Tomorrow comes...a comedy about Bruce Lee?

Finishing the Game draws on experiences from both childhood and Lin's recent career moves, he says. "When I was 10 years old, we had no concept of what a body double was, and we were totally confused. So I was always very intrigued how that guy got the job. I thought it'd be fun to try a movie like this, but with the theme of denial, which seems to be so prevalent in our society—especially in the film industry."

Perhaps not surprisingly, when he pitched the idea to the big studios, they wanted to make it into a kung-fu movie.

"Kung-Fu Hustle came up 25 times. And if that's the movie I wanted to make, then I would have taken that route. But I wanted to do it in an even more esoteric way."

 

FINISHING THE GAME OPENS FRIDAY AT SOUTH COAST VILLAGE IN SANTA ANA.

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