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'Mulan' Live-Action Film Debuts First Look at Liu Yifei as Title Character!

'Mulan' Live-Action Film Debuts First Look at Liu Yifei as Title Character!

We’re so excited for the upcoming live-action Mulan movie and Disney has shared the first look at actress Liu Yifei playing Mulan!

The movie is currently shooting on location in China and New Zealand ahead of a release on March 27, 2020.

Mulan is the epic adventure of a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man in order to fight Northern Invaders attacking China. The eldest daughter of an honored warrior, Hua Mulan is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. When the Emperor issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, she steps in to take the place of her ailing father as Hua Jun, becoming one of China’s greatest warriors ever.

Among the other stars in the film are Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Jet Li as the emperor of China, and Gong Li as a villainous witch.

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Chinese Actress Liu Yifei To Star As Title Character in Disney's 'Mulan' Movie

Chinese Actress Liu Yifei To Star As Title Character in Disney's 'Mulan' Movie

Disney has found it’s Mulan star!

Liu Yifei has been cast as the title character for Disney’s upcoming live action remake, which is still set to debut next year.

According to THR, Liu meets all the requirements that the casting team were after: credible martial arts skills, the ability to speak English and the most ineffable requirement of all: star quality.

She’s actually one of China’s most popular actresses and has a ton of credits to her name like The Forbidden Kingdom, Outcast, The Chinese Widow, and the fantasy romance Once Upon a Time.