Jimmy Wong & Doua Moua Join Cast of Disney’s Mulan


Youtube Star Jimmy Wong & Doua Moua Join Cast of Disney's Mulan

Youtube star Jimmy Wong & Doua Moua join cast of Disney’s Mulan

Deadline reports that Youtube star Jimmy Wong and actor Doua Moua (Gran Torino) have officially joined in Disney‘s highly-anticipated Mulan, the live-action adaptation of 1998’s popular animated film of the same name. Wong is set to play Ling while Moua will play the role of Po.

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In the animated film, Ling and Chien Po are Mulan’s soldier friends whom she met in the training camp. Ling was the clown of the group who always tries to make jokes while Chien Po was the food-loving gentle giant.

Liu Yifei (The Forbidden Kingdom, Once Upon a Time) was cast as Hua Mulan following a year-long global casting search. Joining her in the film are: Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story); Jason Scott Lee (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny); Yoson An (The Meg); Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect); Ron Yuan (Marco Polo); Tzi Ma (Arrival); Rosalind Chao (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine); Cheng Pei-Pei (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon); Nelson Lee; Chum Ehelepola; with Gong Li (Memoirs of a Geisha, Raise the Red Lantern) and Jet Li (Shaolin Temple, Lethal Weapon 4).

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Mulan is the epic adventure of a fearless young woman who masquerades as a man in order to fight Northern Invaders attacking China. The eldest daughter of an honored warrior, Hua Mulan is spirited, determined and quick on her feet. When the Emperor issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army, she steps in to take the place of her ailing father as Hua Jun, becoming one of China’s greatest warriors ever.

The film is directed by Niki Caro (Whale Rider, McFarland USA) from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver (Jurassic World, In the Heart of the Sea) and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.” The producers are Jason T. Reed (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Chris Bender (A History of Violence) and Jake Weiner (Criminal) with Barrie M. Osborne (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King), Bill Kong (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Monster Hunt) and Tim Coddington (Crazy Rich Asians) serving as executive producers.

The movie adaptation will hit the theaters on March 27, 2020.

Disney's Mulan

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