Production has begun on Disney live-action retelling of their 1998 classic animated film Mulan, and Disney has already shared the first photo of Liu Yifei as the title character.
Liu Yifei was cast as Hua Mulan following a year-long global search. She is leading a cast comprised of a murderers row of Asian and Asian American stars including: Donnie Yen, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Ron Yuan, Tzi Ma, Rosalind Chao, Cheng Pei-Pei, Nelson Lee, Chum Ehelepola, Gong Li and Jet Li.
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.
Niki Caro is directing from a screenplay written by Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek based on the Chinese narrative poem The Ballad of Mulan.
Mulan is scheduled to be released in American theaters on March 27, 2020.