Disney casts Mulan’s love interest. Yoson An has been cast in the role of Chen Honghui in the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s Mulan. And yes, you read that right, Mulan’s love interest is Chen Honghui, not Li Shang, the Chinese army captain who was Mulan’s love interested in the animated version of the story.
Chen Honghui, is a confident and ambitious recruit who joins Commander Tung’s unit. He goes on to become Mulan’s most important ally and her eventual love interest.
An is joining a star-studded cast that includes Jet Li, who is playing the emperor of China, and Gong Li, who is playing the story’s main villain, a powerful witch. Signed on to play Mulan’s mentor, Commander Tung is Donnie Yen. And of course the titular character herself is being played by Liu Yifei.
From New Zealand, An is a rising star in the industry and this could certainly prove to be a breakout role for him.
Niki Caro is directing Disney’s live-action Mulan, which is set to be released on March 27, 2020. The film will begin shooting on location in China and New Zealand in August of this year. Originally the film was set to hit theaters this year but was pushed back by two years.
Last year it was reported that this will not be a musical, like the Disney animated version was.
Chris Bender, Jason Reed and Jake Weiner are producing the film.
I don’t know about you, but the more casting new that is released for this film, the more excited I get! I am anxiously awaiting photos from the set when this movie begins filming at the end of the summer!
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
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