Donnie Yen Cast in Disney's Live Action MULAN Movie

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In November previous year it was announced that Chinese actress Liu Yifei will play the title role in Disney's upcoming adaptation of the animated favorite Mulan. The film will be directed by Niki Caro, who helmed Whale Rider, McFarland, USA and The Zookeeper's Wife. Known as "Fairy Sister" for her innocent persona and easy-going demeanor, Liu appeared in the third installment of the Ip Man franchise, which Yen toplines as the eponymous Ip Man, the sole practitioner of Wing Chun. You got it. The Hollywood Reporter reveals that Disney's latest live-action remake has added action superstar Jet Li and Miami Vice's Gong Li to the ever-growing cast.

Now, Deadline reports that "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" actor Donnie Yeun (Chirrut Îmwe) will be joining the cast as Commander Tung, Mulan's mentor and teacher. Gong Li, meanwhile, will play the film's villain, "a powerful witch".

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jet Li is now in final talks to play the emperor of China while Gong Li is set to take on the role of the film's main villain, a powerful witch.

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Boot Camp won't be the only thing she'll have to face, however, as Mulan has also cast Gong Li in the role of the film's main villain, which will feature a big change from the original animated film.

I am not really one to pay attention to Disney's live action adaptations of their popular animated films.

The live-action movie will adapt the Chinese legends of Hua Mulan, the woman who disguised herself as a man to take her aging father's place in the Chinese Imperial army. The Mulan reboot is set for a 27 March, 2020 release. Here's the trailer for the original animated film.

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