Disney Has Finally Learned How to Properly Cast an Asian Character

Disney Has Finally Learned How to Properly Cast an Asian Character
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Carl Samson
By Carl Samson
October 4, 2016
Disney is ready to find the actress who will play Mulan in the movie’s live-action remake.
The studio confirmed the film’s release date of November 2, 2018, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film will also be released in 3D.
According to the outlet, Disney is launching “a global casting search” for a Chinese actress who will take on the role. A film’s director has yet to be named.
Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver, writers of “Jurassic World” and the “Avatar” sequel, will be working on the film’s script. Jason Reed will be producing with Chris Bender and Jake Weiner.
The 2018 “Mulan” follows Disney’s string of live-action remakes, which kicked off with the likes of “Maleficent”, for “Sleeping Beauty”, “Cinderella”, “The Jungle Book” and “The BFG”.
The 1998 “Mulan” featured Ming-Na Wen’s voice on the lead. The film grossed $304 million worldwide at the box office.
In the meantime, prospects have their eyes on “Beauty and the Beast,” slated to hit theaters on March 17, 2017. Its first teaser trailer, showing that bit of Emma Watson, was viewed 91.8 million times in its first 24 hours, besting “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” Variety noted.
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