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Donnie Yen joins ‘Mulan’ reboot movie

Donnie Yen joins ‘Mulan’ reboot movie

Los Angeles:Actor Donnie Yen has been roped in to star opposite actress Liu Yifei in Disneys live-action adaptation of “Mulan”.

Niki Caro is directing the movie with Chris Bender, Jason Reed and Jake Weiner producing it. The film’s release date has been pushed back by more than a year to March 27, 2020, reports variety.com.

The English-language version of the original “Mulan” (1998) featured the voices of Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, Miguel Ferrer, and BD Wong, while Jackie Chan voiced Chinese dubs of the movie. The animated film grossed $304.3 million worldwide.

The studio’s emphasis on live-action reboots follows the successes of “Maleficent”, “Cinderella”, “The Jungle Book”, and “Beauty and the Beast”. The studio is now shooting “Dumbo”, directed by Tim Burton. It features Colin Farrell.

—IANS