Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan, which is currently two months away from principal photography, has already cast several people for the comedy-drama. Joining Liu Yifei’s title character is New Zealand actor Yoson An (Crouching Tiger) as new character Chen Honghui – an eager recruit in Mulan’s unit who eventually becomes a love interest for her.
Rogue One’s Donnie Yen will portray Commander Tung, who serves as a mentor and teacher to Mulan. Jet Li (Shaolin Temple) has also joined the project as the emperor of China, while Gong Li (The Story of Qiu Ju) will serve as the movie’s main villain. The adaptation differs in many ways from the 1998 animated version, including the casting of Xana Tang (Filthy Rich) as Mulan’s sister.
Additional new cast members include Chum Ehelepola (Felony) and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect), who play Ramtish and Skatch, respectively. This duo is described as, “con artists who find themselves roped into Mulan’s quest to save China.”
Niki Caro (The Zookeeper’s Wife) is directing the film, which will begin shooting this August in China and New Zealand. Disney’s Mulan arrives March 27, 2020.