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Liu Yifei Cast As Live-Action Mulan

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Ancient China has found its hero in Liu Yifei.

The Chinese actress, who also goes by Crystal Liu and is called “Fairy Sister” by her Chinese fans due to her soft, sweet appearance, has been cast as Mulan in the live-action remake of the 1998 animated Disney film. Yifei starred in the Chinese romance films For Love or Money and The Third Way of Love, as well as the action films Outcast, in which Hayden Christensen and Nicolas Cage were the leads, and The Forbidden Kingdom, which featured martial arts superstars Jackie Chan and Jet Li.

The film was originally written by Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin, but Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver morphed the initial script into its current state. Chris Bender, Jason Reed, and Jake Weiner will act as producers, Bill Kong will serve as executive producer, and Niki Caro will direct. Caro’s directing résumé includes The Zookeeper’s Wife, which was released earlier this year, Whale RiderNorth Country, and McFarland, USA.

Mulan will be released in 2019.

What do you think of this casting? Are you excited for the live-action Mulan?

Edited by: Hannah Wilkes

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About Hannah Ortega

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away Hannah found Star Wars, Disney, and Marvel, and a fangirl force was awakened inside her. Hannah’s favorite animated movies are Beauty and the Beast, Pocahontas, and Aladdin. Movies such as these inspire her writing, which is her biggest passion. Hannah is an aspiring author and journalist, as well as a Christian, a horseback rider, and a cross country runner.

  • Manuel Orozco

    I don’t remember her from Forbidden Kingdom. But as long as Disney casted an actual Chinese girl for Mulan, I’m okay with it.

  • Sebastian

    She looks great for the role. I will check out more of her early work but I feel like she can do a great job as Mulan.

  • Jeremiah

    My reaction is probably the same as everyone else’s: I know nothing about her. But she’s pretty and she’s Chinese, so, cool.

    • Harith Sami

      Pretty =/= an athletic woman who can disguises herself as man warrior.

  • Marielle

    She was my dream casting.

  • Seeing pictures of her as a warrior and some footage of her fighting really makes me even more excited about this casting!! And she’s absolutely gorgeous for sure, definitely know why they call her China’s China doll or something like that haha! So hoping for even greater things for this movie now!! :DDDD

  • Firecat15

    The most beautiful woman in the world😍

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  • Amber Dvorak

    She looks the part, so now let’s just hope she can play it! I’m trying to remain hopeful for this live-action remake.