Disney's Mulan has cast Mulan's love interest: Yoson An, who hails from New Zealand.
The rising star, who is of Chinese descent, will star opposite Liu Yifei (also known as Crystal Liu), who is playing the titular heroine Hua Mulan, who disguises herself as a man in order to spare her elderly father from having to join the military.
An will play Chen Honghui, a confident and ambitious recruit who joins Commander Tung's unit.
He becomes Mulan's most important ally and eventual love interest. (This character differs from Li Shang, the Chinese army captain who was the main love interest in the animated film.)
The live-action movie already has several big Chinese names onboard, including Jet Li, who is playing the emperor of China, and Gong Li, who is playing the story's main villain, a powerful witch.
Donnie Yen also has signed on to play Mulan's mentor, Commander Tung.
Additionally, The Hollywood Reporter can exclusively report that Chum Ehelepola has been cast in the role of Ramtish, who, along with Utkarsh Ambudkar's Skatch, are a con-artist duo in the film.
另外，《Hollywood Reporter》独家报道了Chum Ehelepola将和乌特卡什·安邦德卡尔合作饰演电影中的双胞胎，分别名为Ramtish和Skatch。
Niki Caro is directing the film, which is set for a March 27, 2020, release.
It is slated to start shooting in August in China and New Zealand.