Disney's Live-Action Mulan Casts Jet Li, Gong Li & More

Mulan is scheduled to hit theaters on March 27, 2020 and is directed by Niki Caro, who is best known for the acclaimed drama Whale Rider.

In November previous year it was announced that Chinese actress Liu Yifei will play the title role in Disney's upcoming adaptation of the animated favorite Mulan.

Disney's live-action Mulan has landed two massive Chinese stars, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.

Boot Camp won't be the only thing she'll have to face, however, as Mulan has also cast Gong Li in the role of the film's main villain, which will feature a big change from the original animated film.

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Donnie Yen is set to star in Disney's upcoming live-adaptation of "Mulan". Gong Li is another seasoned veteran of the Chinese filmmaking industry, and is now set to play Mulan's villain - a powerful witch.

As for Jet Li, fans know the martial arts superstar from films like Once Upon a Time in China, Lethal Weapon 4, Hero, The Warlords, and his roles in The Expendables films. The titular heroine, Hua Mulan (Liu Yifei), disguises herself as a man in order to spare her elderly father from having to join the military. The New Zealand-based actress' credits include local series Filthy Rich and Australian series The Letdown and Dead Lucky.

Additionally, Chinese-Vienamese actress Xana Tang will play Mulan's sister in the movie, as casting heats up in anticipation of a filming start date in August.

Yen, last seen in Disney's 2016 Star Wars prequel film Rogue One, will be appearing in the film as Commander Tung, a mentor and teacher to Mulan, Deadline reported.

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