Disney’s live-action Mulan has found another villain in American actor Jason Scott Lee.
Lee, who is of Chinese and Hawaiian descent, will be playing Bori Khan, a warrior leader who is seeking revenge for the death of his father.
Liu Yifei (also known as Crystal Liu) will be playing the titular character in the film. team includes Donnie Yen, relative New Zealand newcomer Yoson An and Marco Polo’s Ron Yuan. Jet Li, Pitch Perfect’s Utkarsh Ambudkar, New Zealand actress Xana Tang and comic actor Chum Ehelepola round out the cast.
Jason Reed, Chris Bender, Jake Weiner and executive producer Bill Kong are producing the Niki Caro-helmed film. Executives Tendo Nagenda and Jessica Virtue are overseeing the production for Disney.
This isn’t the first time Lee has worked under the Disney umbrella. He starred as Mowgli in the 1994 live-action film The Jungle Book which was distributed by Disney’s Buena Vista arm. Lee also voiced David Kawena in Lilo & Stitch and it’s sequel, Stitch Has a Glitch.
However, Lee may be best known for portraying the lead in Universal’s 1993 biopic Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. His recent credits include Netflix’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny and indie film Burn Your Maps, starring Vera Farmiga and Jacob Tremblay.
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Mulan is slated for release on March 27, 2020.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter