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  • Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan' Lands Gong Li, Jet Li



    Gong Li will play the live-action film's villain, while Jet Li is in final talks for the emperor.
    Disney's live-action Mulan has landed two massive Chinese stars, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned.
    Jet Li is in final talks to play the emperor of China, who orders the mobilization of troops via the conscription of one male from each household. The titular heroine, Hua Mulan (Liu Yifei), disguises herself as a man in order to spare her elderly father from having to join the military.

    The Beijing-born Jet Li is one of China's biggest and most enduring crossover stars. After the martial arts champ became a superstar in Asia on the strength of franchises like Shaolin Temple and Once Upon a Time in China, he made his Hollywood debut in 1998's Lethal Weapon 4, followed by Romeo Must Die opposite Aaliyah in 2000. His other credits include Zhang Yimou's Hero, Peter Ho-Sun Chan's 2007 epic The Warlords and the Expendables series.

    Meanwhile, Gong Li is confirmed as the villain in Mulan, a powerful witch (this appears to be a departure from Disney's 1998 animated version, in which the primary antagonist was Shan Yu, leader of the invading Huns).

    Gong Li has long been considered one of China's finest actresses and greatest beauties. A longtime muse of Zhang Yimou since her debut in 1988's Red Sorghum, she also has starred in his The Story of Qiu Ju (for which she won two best actress awards at Venice), Raise the Red Lantern, Curse of the Golden Flower and, most recently, 2014's Coming Home. She also earned international acclaim in Chen Kaige's Farewell My Concubine. Gong Li starred opposite Jeremy Irons in Wayne Wang's Chinese Box and has acted in English in Memoirs of a Geisha, Miami Vice and Hannibal Rising.

    Also joining the cast is Chinese-Vietnamese actress Xana Tang, who will play Mulan's sister (another original character for the live-action film). The New Zealand-based actress' credits include local series Filthy Rich and Australian series The Letdown and Dead Lucky.
    Niki Caro is directing the film, which also includes Donnie Yen as Mulan's mentor, Commander Tung. Mulan, whose release date was pushed back to March 27, 2020, will begin shooting in August in China and New Zealand.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/he...jet-li-1101994

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan' Lands Gong Li, Jet Li started by EB88 News View original post
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. Weimer's Avatar
      Weimer -
      I'm sorry, who is playing Mulan?
    1. PimpMasterPro23's Avatar
      PimpMasterPro23 -
      gong li i think.


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