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'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Release in China Reportedly Delayed Because of Bruce Lee's Daughter

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood will take a little longer to reach China.

The Quentin Tarantino film was set to hit theaters on October 25 after being approved by Chinese censors, but it has been “temporarily put on hold” according to Variety on Friday (October 18).

According to the report, “the daughter of Bruce Lee has filed a complaint to China’s National Film Administration about the on-screen depiction of her late father, a hero to many Chinese. The film contains a scene in which Brad Pitt’s stuntman character challenges a ridiculously boastful young Lee to a fight and easily tosses him aside.”

“As long as Quentin can make some cuts, it will be released as planned,” a source went on to say in the report.

Shannon Lee has previously spoken out about her father’s depiction in the film, as well as Quentin‘s commentary about the late star.

READ MORE: Shannon Lee Reacts to Quentin Tarantino’s Comments About Her Dad Bruce Lee: ‘Shut Up’

Shannon Lee Reacts to Quentin Tarantino's Comments About Her Dad Bruce Lee: 'Shut Up'

Shannon Lee is reacting to Quentin Tarantino‘s assessment of her late father, Bruce Lee.

The 50-year-old daughter of the iconic martial arts actor responded to Quentin‘s comments about Bruce‘s portrayal in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (“Bruce Lee was kind of an arrogant guy,” he said during a press junket) with a statement of her own about the director.

“He could shut up about it. That would be really nice. Or he could apologize or he could say, ‘I don’t really know what Bruce Lee was like. I just wrote it for my movie. But that shouldn’t be taken as how he really was,’” she told Variety.

“One of the things that’s troubling in his response is that, on the one hand, he wants to put this forward as fact and, on the other hand, he wants to stay in fiction,” she also said.

“[Tarantino] can portray Bruce Lee however he wanted to, and he did. “But it’s a little disingenuous for him to say, ‘Well this is how he was, but this is a fictional movie, so don’t worry too much about it.’”

Click here for more about Quentin Tarantino‘s defense of his “arrogant” portrayal of Bruce Lee in the movie.