A social media-driven #BoycottMulan campaign is gaining ground online calling attention to a myriad of behind-the-scenes issues surrounding the film.
Caro talks about her journey as a female filmmaker and directing Disney's new live action epic.
Amblin Partners has closed a deal with Niki Caro to direct "Beautiful Ruins," sources tell Variety. The story is set in an Italian seaside village in 1962, where a charming young man runs a hotel with no guests, until one day an American starlet, fresh from the set of "Cleopatra," appears and captures his heart. […]
If there was any suspicion that moviegoers might not embrace Disney’s new penchant for live action remakes of its past animated favorites, Beauty and the Beast‘s monster opening weekend put them to rest. With moviegoers under the spell of Bill Condon‘s new version of the 1991 animated classic, the studio is moving full steam ahead on matching up top filmmakers with other hits from the Disney Vault. Tim Burton is working on Dumbo, Jon Favreau is switching animal kingdoms from The Jungle Book to The Lion King, and now Niki Caro confirmed to Yahoo Movies previous reports that she’s going to be the director putting the mythical Chinese warrior, Mulan, through her paces.
'Whale Rider' alum will be the second woman at the studio to direct a movie budgeted at over $100 million
Jessica Chastain is already earning strong reviews for her turn in Miss Sloane, a legal thriller that’s out on Nov. 25. After that fearsome turn however, she’ll shift gears to portray an ordinary woman who became an extraordinary hero when she risked her life (and those of her children) to save others — both human and animal — in The Zookeeper’s Wife, a movie based on real events that’s just released its first trailer above. In the upcoming drama from director Niki Caro (Whale Rider), Chastain plays Antonina Zabinska, the wife of a zookeeper in World War II-era Poland who chooses to defy the Nazi occupiers by hiding Jews in her family’s compound and zoo facilities.