Disney’s Mulan casts Jason Scott Lee. Lee will be playing the role of Bori Khan, a warrior leader looking to avenge his father’s death. Along side Gong Li, who is playing a powerful witch with designs on the country, Lee will be one of the films main antagonists.
And this won’t be Lee’s first time in a Disney movie. In 1994 he played Mowgli in the live-action Jungle Book film. He also lent his voice to the role of David Kawena in Lilo & Stitch. He is probably best known for his leading role in the 1993 film Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. While recent credits include Netflix’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny and the indie film Burn Your Maps.
Lee joins Yifei Liu as Mulan, Donnie Yen as Commander Tung, Jet Li as The Emperor and Yoson An as Chen Honghui (Mulan’s new love interest) in this upcoming film. The cast also includes Utkarsh Ambudkar, Ron Yuan, Roger Yuan, Xana Tang and Chum Ehelepola.
Niki Caro will be directed this live-action remake of the Disney animated classic. There will be some notable differences – like Mulan’s love interest being switched and the addition of other new characters – but we can’t wait to this film on the big screen! Filming will happen in New Zealand and a release date of March 27, 2020 has been set.
Are you excited to see this upcoming live-action remake? Are you a fan of the animated version of Mulan? What do you think about some of the reported changes to the original?
Source: Empire Online
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