First Official Look at Liu Yifei in Disney’s ‘Mulan’
We now have our first official look at Mulan! Walt Disney has finally started production on a live-action adaptation of the legend of Hua Mulan and given us our first look at their leading lady, Liu Yifei, on Twitter.
— Disney (@Disney) August 13, 2018
The tweet provides a preliminary look at Liu Yifei as the young warrior, Mulan. The 30-year-old actress and model was cast as Mulan last year. Disney went through almost 1,000 candidates for the role around the world before landing on Yifei, a popular actress in China known for her roles in The Forbidden Kingdom and Once Upon a Time.
Yifei star alongside Jeti Li as the Emperor; Donnie Yen as her mentor, Command Tung; and Yoson An as her love interest, Chen Honghui. The extensive cast will also feature Jason Scott Lee, Gong Li, Rosalind Chao, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Ron Yuan, Nelson Lee, Tzi Ma, and Cheng Pei-Pei.
With such an impressive cast and big plans for release in Mainland China, we have no doubt this is going to be epic. Mulan is supposed to land in theaters on March 27, 2020.