Chinese Actress Crystal Liu Cast as the Lead in Disney’s ‘Mulan’

Today, The Hollywood Reporter announced that Disney has finally found their lead star in their upcoming live-action remake of Mulan. After searching for over a year, looking at over 1,000 actresses; who could speak Mandarin and English as well as have martial arts experience.

It is being reported that Chinese actress Liu Yifei (also known as Crystal Liu) has been cast as Mulan herself. The story of Hua Mulan revolves around a young Mulan who disguises herself as a man to take her elder fathers place in the Chinese army. The film will be directed by Niki Caro (The Zookeepers Wife).

Mulan will hit theaters in 2019

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