The "Mulan" cast is slowwwwly blossoming into something beautiful.
Back in November, Disney revealed that Chinese actress Liu Yifei would be playing the title character in the live-action movie directed by Niki Caro.
Yen, 54, is a major Hong Kong action star known for his martial arts skills. In addition to "Rogue One," you might also know him from "xXx: Return of Xander Cage," "Ip Man," "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny," "Iron Monkey," or "Seven Swords."
Disney's 1998 animated "Mulan" featured the voices of Ming-Na Wen as Mulan, Eddie Murphy as Mushu, B. D. Wong as Captain Li Shang, Miguel Ferrer as Shan Yu, June Foray as Grandmother Fa, George Takei as First Ancestor, Pat Morita as The Emperor of China, Soon-Tek Oh as Fa Zhou, and Harvey Fierstein as Yao. It made $304.3 million at the worldwide box office.
According to Deadline, Disney is still casting the rest of the Chinese film -- and there's plenty of time, since the release date was pushed back to March 27, 2020. (Early last year, director Niki Caro told Moviefone there would be no songs in this version; but she quickly changed her tune to say there would be music, and they were still working out the details.)
"Mulan" will join Disney's slate of successful live-action reboots, including "Maleficent," "Cinderella," "The Jungle Book," "Beauty and the Beast," and the upcoming "The Lion King" and "Dumbo."
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