Liu Yifei is the New “Mulan”

Disney’s live-action take on Mulan has found its lead.

Chinese actress Liu Yifei (The Forbidden Kingdom) has been cast as the titular role in Disney’s upcoming live-action take on the animated classic, based on a true legend of a young woman who poses as a man to join the Chinese army for her ailing father. She would go on to become a general for the Army against the Huns.

Liu, a popular actress in China, won a worldwide search involving 1,000 applicants for the role. Niki Caro has signed on to direct the film.

Mulan is the latest in-development title in Disney’s live-action adaptation of some of their animated hits, which include Cinderella, Maleficent, Beauty and the Beast, The Jungle Book, and the currently in-production Aladdin and The Lion King.

More as this develops

H/T: New York Daily News

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