Actor Donnie Yen Cast in Disney's Live Action MULAN

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Actor Donnie Yen Cast in Disney's Live Action MULAN

It has been reported that Rogue One star Donnie Yen has been cast in Disney's upcoming live-action reboot of the hit animated film Mulan.

Yen is set to portray a character named Commander Tung, who will act as a mentor to Mulan when she joins the Chinese Army,

He will join previously announced Chinese actress Liu Yifei (also known as Crystal Liu) who will portray Mulan in the film, which is inspired by both the legendary ballad and the Disney animated classic.

Lauren Hynek, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin are writing the screenplay. The film is being directed by Niki Caro, with Jason Reed, Chris Bender and Jake Weiner producing, and Bill Kong executive producing. The film is expected to hit theaters in March 2020.

The original animated film featured the songs 'Reflection' and 'I'll Make a Man Out of You'. The movie premiered in theaters in 1998 and featured the voices of Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, Miguel Ferrer, and BD Wong. Critically acclaimed, the movie grossed $304 million worldwide. It went on to receive Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations. In 2005, the studio released a direct-to-DVD sequel, Mulan II.



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