Zhang Ziyi To Star As Mulan

July 29, 2010 by  
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zhang-ziyi300Kung-fu hard-ass and serial martial arts film actress Zhang Ziyi has reportedly signed up to play the part of Mulan in an upcoming live-action adaptation of the ancient Chinese legend.

Ziyi – who will also produce the film – has been leading the drive to secure funding for the project and is said to have personally approached bosses at Disney who have agreed to invest $100 million in the film according to ChannelNewsAsia.com.

The actress who has previously appeared in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers and about a million other films involving some sort of karate, will be playing the part of a brave female warrior who disguises herself as a man to help defend China from invading barbarians.

Chuck Russell (The Mask) has signed up to direct the English-language movie which will follow Disney’s 1998 animated version.

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  1. Matt says:

    Wow, that pic is hot. But its Kung Fu, not karate. Don’t worry…ive already hit myself for you for pointing that out.