Liu Yifei, Disney’s pick for Mulan

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The South China Morning Post reports that Chinese actress Liu Yifei 刘亦菲, who joined showbiz in 2002 and has a huge social media following, has been picked as the lead of Disney’s upcoming live-action film Mulan. The movie, which is set to be released in 2019, is based on the 1998 animated feature film that tells a classic Chinese tale of a woman warrior, determined to defend her country, disguising herself as a male soldier to join the army.