mulan star

Disney has honored its promise to cast a Chinese actress as the star of its live-action adaptation of Mulan. Chinese actress Liu Yifei has been cast as Fa Mulan, the warrior woman who saves all of China in the classic Chinese myth and 1998 animated Disney film.

Liu’s casting marks the end of a year-long search for the Mulan star, who Disney assured us would be of Chinese descent after outcry over issues of whitewashing in Hollywood. Now that Liu has finally been cast, the live-action adaptation can ultimately get down to business to begin production in time for Disney’s planned 2019 release.

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