Tony Leung to play Lee Kuan Yew in upcoming '1965' movie

Hong Kong actor Tony Leung is set to play the young Lee Kuan Yew in an upcoming movie called '1965', reported

Heavyweights such as Maggie Cheung and Hollywood actress Julianne Moore are also slated to star in the movie, which will be directed by Hong Kong director, Peter Chan.

'1965' is reported to be a collaboration between Singapore's Jiale Movies and Peter Chan, and will be about Singapore's independence in 1965, amid events such as the 90 days turmoil, ethnic strife and political struggle.

Filming is set to start in the fourth quarter of this year and will take place in Singapore and Malaysia.