Donnie Yen has been added to the cast of Disney’s live-action Mulan to play the part of Commander Tung, a mentor, and teacher to Mulan.
Yen joins Chinese actress Liu Yifei who was cast back in November as the female lead in the film. Yifei is only the second female director hired by Disney to direct a film with a budget higher than $100 million; the first was Ava DuVernay for A Wrinkle In Time. Mulan will be Yen’s second big-budget Disney gig following his role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
Niki Caro who directed Whale Rider, McFarland, USA and The Zookeeper’s Wife is set to direct the feature, which is set for a March 27, 2020, release.
Chris Bender, Jason Reed, and Jake Weiner are producing the film and Chinese producer Bill Kong (Monster Hunt; Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) will executive produce.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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