After a yearlong worldwide search, Disney has found its Hua Mulan. The studio has hired Chinese actress Yifei Liu to play the fictional female warrior in the live-action remake of a Chinese folktale.
Liu is a huge name in the Chinese entertainment industry. Active since 2002, she now has 25 acting credits under her name. Including some Hollywood productions such as The Forbidden Kingdom(2007) and The Chinese Widow (2017). According to THR, she was picked by a team of casting directors for her fluency in the English language, credible martial arts skills and star quality. Disney is also keen to have an ethnically Chinese cast.
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