Jimmy Wong and Doua Moua Cast in Disney's MULAN

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Jimmy Wong and Doua Moua Cast in Disney's MULAN

Digital star Jimmy Wong and Doua Moua have been cast as Ling and Po, respectively, in Disney's live-action Mulan adaptation, according to Variety. The film is currently in production and it stars Yifei Liu as Mulan.

Wong, best known for the web series, Video Game High School, also lends his voice to Sony's animated film Wish Dragon, which features an all Asian cast. Moua, who appeared in Clint Eastwood's Gran Torino, is an Academy Nicholl semi-finalist for his script The Harvest.

"Mulan" is the epic adventure of a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man in order to fight Northern Invaders attacking China. The eldest daughter of an honored warrior, Hua Mulan is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. When the Emperor issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, she steps in to take the place of her ailing father as Hua Jun, becoming one of China's greatest warriors ever.

"Mulan" is directed by Niki Caro ("Whale Rider," "McFarland USA") from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver ("Jurassic World," "In the Heart of the Sea") and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem "The Ballad of Mulan." The producers are Jason T. Reed ("Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"), Chris Bender ("A History of Violence") and Jake Weiner ("Criminal") with Barrie M. Osborne ("The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King"), Bill Kong ("Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," "Monster Hunt") and Tim Coddington ("Crazy Rich Asians") serving as executive producers.

Disney's animated feature, which was released in 1998, starred Ming-Na Wen, Miguel Ferrer and Eddie Murphy and was nominated for an Oscar® and two Golden Globe® Awards.

The story of the legendary warrior is one of China's most popular folktales, and is still a part of the curriculum in Chinese schools today.

Read the original story on Variety.



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