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Ziyi Zhang To Play Mulan

Ziyi Zhang To Play Mulan

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon actress Ziyi Zhang will portray the legendary young heroine soldier Hua Mulan in an independently-produced live action film.

The story was first popularized in the 1998 Disney animated film, Mulan. This time, the pic will be helmed by director Jan de Bont (Speed, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider). Seems like creating superstars out of kick-ass female characters is Jan‘s thing!

Mulan is set to start shooting this fall outside Shanghai. Let’s hope this one’s a good one!

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  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    …cool, i’ll watch. mulan rocks.

  • immature

    You really should write it Zhang Ziyi.


    I’m not into Disney movies, but Mulan was worth its weight in gold. I can’t wait until this movie comes out – one for the strong, independent, smart women in the world.

  • Cheryl

    I loved Mulan, it’s one of my favourite Disney movies. And I like Ziyi Zang, she was so good in Memoirs of a Geisha! Can’t wait for this movie to come out..

  • Lilakoi Moon

    Hey!!! That’s SO cool. =) Mulan is one of my favorite Disney movies and I’ve always it to be a film. She’s very pretty. I guess she’ll make a nice job. Now, I wish they made a Pocahontas movie too :D but not only with a gorgeous girl, she has to be talented!!!! I hate to see talentless hoes getting to do this kind of movies…… Oh well, I’m looking forward to seeing this!! <3 Mulan!

  • ms bar jolie gaga

    Zhang Ziyi has a bad rep in China for being a Diva. Also think she is a very Western looking Chinese actress. So many better and more exotic women who could play this. I like Gong Li better. Way better.

  • http://j ivanka

    wow cool! i love mulan

  • meh

    I love Mulan. Not sure about actress choice though.

  • Marga

    WOW!It’s great!
    I like Zhang Ziyi!

  • josephine

    it’s zhang ziyi, not ziyi zhang.

  • David

    WOW ,My favorite actress will play my favorite role!
    that’s coooooooooooooooooooooool!
    can’t waite to see this movie

  • marebear

    She was AMAZING in “Memoirs of a Geisha”! Now she’s going to play Mulan – which happens to be a great animated movie and one of my favorites :)

    Jan De Bont directed “Twister” too – this should be AWESOME!

  • hu

    well done!

  • plasticdreamer

    @josephine: as much as i love zhang ziyi’s work, you can’t really impose the order of her name as something that should be adamantly correct in the english language, because the surname is placed before the individual’s first name. thus, this differs from the chinese ordering of which you are advocating…in english. good day.

  • mojomojo

    I think that Zhang Zi Yi will do a fantastic job as an actress, though I don’t REALLY like her character. The picture this page has is one of her worst ones, she looks rally pretty on most other picks, can’t wait for this to come out, sounds great, I love Mulan!!

  • etta

    YEAH! I LOVE! Mulan and i LOVE Ziyi, she`s the best possible choice to portray Mulan. Now i will go outside and run around the city!

  • 止水

    My favorite actress will play my favorite role!期待~~

  • http://clubpenguin cecilie

    Itz good :)

  • jenna

    Zhang, Ziyi, the thief who stole from Sichuan earthquake victims, has been boasting about Mulan since 2005. Where is Mulan? No money, no Mulan! No investors will support a charity fraud suspect as disgusting as Zhang!

  • jenna

    No investors will fund a charity fraud suspect. Ziyi Zhang stole from charity fund people donated for Sichuan earthquake victims. There is no Mulan! Zhang cannot get funding!

  • jenna

    No investors will fund a charity fraud suspect. Ziyi Zhang stole from charity fund people donated for Sichuan earthquake victims. There is no Mulan! Zhang cannot get funding!