Los Angeles, Apr 12 (PTI) Actor Donnie Yen has joined the cast of Disney’s live-action reboot of “Mulan”.

The movie, which is inspired by Hua Mulan, the Chinese folk heroine who took her aged father’s place in battle, will be directed by Niki Caro.

The “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” star joins Chinese actor Liu Yifei, who earlier cast as the titular character in the in the project.

Yen, 54, will play Mulan’s mentor, Commander Tung mentor in the film.

Hong Kong movie mogul Bill Kong will serve as executive producer. The new Mulan features a script originally penned by Elizabeth Martin and Lauren Hynek, and rewritten by Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver.

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