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