PHOTO: Disney’s live-action “Mulan” production begins with first look at Liu Yifei as Hua Mulan

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Disney‘s live-action “Mulan” has officially begun production!

The new live-action adaptation of the 1998 animated movie will film at locations in New Zealand and China. Following a year-long global casting search, Liu Yifei (“The Forbidden Kingdom,” “Once Upon a Time”) was cast as Hua Mulan in November 2017.

The cast also includes Donnie Yen (“Star Wars: Rogue One”); 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; Gong Li (“Memoirs of a Geisha,” “Raise the Red Lantern”) and Jet Li (“Shaolin Temple,” “Lethal Weapon 4”).

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“Mulan” tells the story of Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior. When the Emperor declares one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, Mulan disguises herself and takes the place of her ailing father, becoming one of China’s greatest warriors.

Disney’s live-action “Mulan” opens in U.S. theaters on March 27, 2020.

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