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Disney Has Cast The Star Of Its Live Action "Mulan" Remake

Chinese actor Liu Yifei, also known as Crystal Liu, will play the heroic Disney princess in the 2019 adaptation.

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Disney announced Wednesday that Chinese actor Liu Yifei has been cast to play Mulan in the live-action remake of the studio's successful 1998 animation feature.

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And while there was an initial backlash about the film not including any songs, fans are mobilizing to support Liu as she takes on the huge role.

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The film will be directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider) and will be released in 2019.

Disney said to expect more announcements about Mulan in the coming weeks.

Marcus Jones is an entertainment reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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