The movie was about a young girl who joins the army as a boy in disguise after learning that her weak father has to join the army.
Chinese actress Liu Yifei has been given the tick of approval from Disney fans following accusations of "whitewashing" in Hollywood. According to a post on the Disney blog Oh My Disney, "The live-action film will be inspired by both the legendary ballad and the Disney animated classic".
A team of casting directors traveled across the globe and sorted through almost 1,000 candidates before singling out Liu for the role, which required the candidate to possess star quality, credible martial arts skills, speak fluent English, and of course, be of Asian origin. The casting comes amid criticism that Hollywood was using white actors to play Asian characters. The role is said to require credible martial arts skills, the ability to speak English and star quality.
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Liu is known to many Filipinos as "DaDa" for her role in the 2006 Chinese series "The Return of the Condor Heroes".
She has starred alongside Jackie Chan in the 2008 action movie The Forbidden Kingdom and 2014's Outcast with Nicolas Cage. Emma Stone's "Chinese-Hawaiian" character in Aloha, Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One in Doctor Strange, Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi (anglicised as Major Mira Killian) in Ghost in the Shell. You may have heard about 2017's "The Chinese Widow", in which she starred alongside Emile Hirsch.
The remake of "Mulan" is expected to be released on 2019.