Disney’s Live-Action Mulan Actress Revealed
Disney have revealed that Chinese actress Liu Yifei, who is also known as Crystal Liu, will be starring as Mulan, in the upcoming live-action adaptation of the animated classic. The new movie will be directed by Niki Caro and will be released in 2019.
Disney will be hoping Mulan follows on from the success of other live action versions of its animated classics, like Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Jungle Book and others. Disney have also planned other live action versions of its classics like Aladdin, The Lion King and Dumbo.
For Mulan, Disney wanted to find a Chinese actress to play the lead role. Liu Yifei has appeared in many Chinese movies including Once Upon A Time, The Forbidden Kingdom, plus many more, She also has released some albums, so taking on the role of Mulan looks to fit very well.