Disney casts Chinese-New Zealand actor as Mulan's love interest

China Plus/Agencies Published: 2018-06-08 09:12:13
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Disney has confirmed that Chinese-New Zealand actor Yoson An will play the key male role in its new live-action movie "Mulan."

An has been cast as Chen Honghui, a recruit who becomes Mulan's ally and eventual love interest.

Chinese-New Zealand actor Yoson An. [Photo: 1905.com]

Chinese-New Zealand actor Yoson An. [Photo: 1905.com]

The movie, directed by Niki Caro, is a remake of Disney's 1998 animated hit.

It tells the story of Hua Mulan, who disguises herself as a man in order to take the place of her elderly father in the military.

The poster of Disney's 1998 animated movie "Mulan." [Photo: mtime.com]

The poster of Disney's 1998 animated movie "Mulan." [Photo: mtime.com]

Disney has already cast Chinese actress Liu Yifei as Mulan, while the new film also includes kungfu stars Jet Li and Donnie Yen.

Chinese actress Liu Yifei. [Photo: Xinhua]

Chinese actress Liu Yifei. [Photo: Xinhua]

"Mulan", set to begin shooting in August in both China and New Zealand, is scheduled for release in March 2020.

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