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Mulan: First Image Of Disney’s Live-Action Film Hits As Production Begins

Production has officially begun on Disney’s live-action adaptation of their 1998 animated classic, Mulan. The film will shoot in locations in both New Zealand and China, and will feature a global cast, including Chinese start Liu Yifei, who will be taking on the titular role of Hua Mulan.

Joining her in the film are Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story); Jason Scott Lee (“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny); Yoson An (The Meg); Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect); Ron Yuan (Marco Polo); Tzi Ma (Arrival); Rosalind Chao (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine); Cheng Pei-Pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon); Nelson Lee; Chum Ehelepola; with Gong Li (Memoirs of a GeishaRaise the Red Lantern) and Jet Li (Shaolin TempleLethal Weapon 4).

That wasn’t all Disney had to share. In addition to the production announcement, they also gave us our first look at Liu Yifei as Mulan herself. Check her out below:

Below is the official synopsis for Mulan:

Mulan is the epic adventure of a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man in order to fight Northern Invaders attacking China. The eldest daughter of an honored warrior, Hua Mulan is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. When the Emperor issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, she steps in to take the place of her ailing father as Hua Jun, becoming one of China’s greatest warriors ever.

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SOURCE: Walt Disney Pictures

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