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Film News Roundup: Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Adds Yoson An as Love Interest

Film News Roundup: Disney’s ‘Mulan’ Adds Yoson An as Love Interest

In today’s film news roundup, Disney’s live-action “Mulan” casts a key role, Skydance bulks up its animation operations, and former Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis unveils a one-night theatrical event.

Casting

Disney has cast New Zealand actor Yoson An for the key male role in its live-action “Mulan,” directed by Niki Caro.

An will star opposite Liu Yifei, who is playing the heroine Hua Mulan. She disguises herself as a man in order to spare her elderly father from having to join the military. An will play Chen Honghui, a confident and ambitious recruit who becomes Mulan’s ally and eventual love interest.

The film is a remake of Disney’s 1998 animated film. Jet Li will play the emperor of China, Gong Li will portray a powerful witch, and Donnie Yen will be Mulan’s mentor, Commander Tung. Chris Bender, Jason Reed, and Jake Weiner are producing the movie.

See full article on Variety