Disney casts Liu Yifei as Mulan in upcoming remake

Liu Yifei

Liu Yifei

It has finalized the lead actress for the upcoming live-action movie "Mulan". The ancient folk tale recounts the story of Hua Mulan, who hid her identity and gender to serve in the Chinese army to spare her aged father and younger brother from fighting. The 1998 film was so well-received by critics and the public, earning USD304 million (RM1.24 billion) worldwide as well as Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations.

Disney cast Chinese superstar Liu Yifei as Mulan in the upcoming live-action remake of the beloved 1998 animated film.

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The studio's emphasis on live-action reboots follows the successes of Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and, most recently, Beauty And The Beast, which is now 2017's biggest box office hit. News of her selection was met with celebration in China and overseas, especially following waves of dissatisfaction against Hollywood for its persistent casting of Caucasians as Asian characters. You know, when Scarlett Johansson played a Japanese character in Ghost in the Shell and Matt Damon's lead role in Chinese historical movie The Great Wall. A team of casting directors visited five continents to find an actress who was well-versed in martial arts and English and - most of all - possessed star quality. In the end, Disney found the complete package in Liu, who stood out among almost 1,000 hopefuls. She's fluent in English and even lived in Queens, New York City, as a kid, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Good News for all the Disney fans!

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Well known in China as a model and singer, the 30-year-old Yifei has appeared in The Forbidden Kingdom with Jackie Chan and Outcast with Nicolas Cage. Now, the next important question is: Who will play the hunky Captain Li Shang?

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