Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’ Casts Chinese Actress Liu Yifei As Its Star | [Major News]

Chinese actress Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, is set to star in Disney’s live-action adaptation of the classic Chinese tale “Mulan.” this actress is also notably known for playing Frank’s daughter from Ip Man 3, she is a well experienced actress. Niki Caro is directing, and Chris Bender, Jason Reed, and Jake Weiner are producing the upcoming 2019 live action movie.

Mulan live action movie synopsis: “A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a warrior in order to save her father. A live-action feature film based on Disney’s ‘Mulan’.”

This film is a live action adaptions from the classic 1998 animated fantasy animated comedy.

“The movie is eyeing a 2019 release. The English-language version of the original “Mulan” (1998) featured the voices of Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, Miguel Ferrer, and BD Wong, while Jackie Chan voiced Chinese dubs of the movie. The film grossed $304.3 million worldwide.“Jurassic World” and “Avatar” sequel scribes Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver came on board in 2015 to rewrite the spec by Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin.

“In its search to find the film’s star, the studio was determined that the actress was young and of Chinese decent. Disney auditioned thousands of individuals for the role. The newcomer will star as Hua Mulan, who disguised herself as a man to take her father’s army conscription in fifth-century China.”


Date published: 29/11/17

Written by: Joseph Opoku 

Source: (1) Variety [Mulan Live Action News]

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4 thoughts on “Disney’s Live-Action ‘Mulan’ Casts Chinese Actress Liu Yifei As Its Star | [Major News]

  1. I’m actually suprised they didn’t go with a more well known asian actress or a more well known white actress to give the film some star power, but then again Mulan is a pretty big thing.

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