Disney is adapting Mulan into a live-action movie, BuzzFeed News can confirm. Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek are writing the script, and Chris Bender and J.C. Spink are producing the new film, as The Hollywood Reporter first revealed.
The 1998 animated film — which tells the story of a young woman named Hua Mulan (voiced by Ming-Na Wen) who disguises herself as a man to go to war in her father's place — is the latest Disney movie to get the live-action treatment.
The studio's adaptation of Cinderella, starring Lily James, was released last month. And it recently announced a live-action version of 1991's Beauty and the Beast, set to be released in March 2017 and starring Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as The Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.
No cast members for Disney's live-action Mulan have been announced, but suggestions are already swirling on the internet (BuzzFeed included).
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