Disney’s “Mulan”

With Disney announcing a live-action version of Mulan, there’s been a lot of talk over who will play the lead female role. I saw the Chinese live-action film Mulan: Rise of a Warrior years ago but I’m excited for a Hollywood take on the story (that is, hoping they don’t butcher the film) as I loved the Disney animated film growing up.

Taking into consideration their acting chops, appearance and fluency in English, here are some of my personal picks for Mulan:

1) Yifei “Crystal” Liu

2) Rila Fukushima (Yes, highly unlikely because she’s Japanese but I still love her and will include her. And hey let’s not forget, Zhang Ziyi did play a geisha.)

3) Tang Wei

4) Zhu Zhu

4) Grace Huang

Who are your picks? 


Zhang Lanxin
Zhang was born 21 June 1986 in Beijing. Zhang was graduated from Beijing Sport University. Zhang was serving in the China National Taekwondo Team before she entered the entertainment industry. In 2004, Zhang won the champion in the National Taekwondo Championships (55 kilograms).
In 2012, Zhang made her film debut in CZ12, a Hong Kong-Chinese action film co-produced, written, directed by, and starring Jackie Chan. Zhang won the Best New Performer at the 9th Huading Awards, and was nominated for Best New Performer Award at the Beijing Student Film Festival and the 32nd Hong Kong Film Awards. At the same year, Zhang won Most Potential Movie Actress Award at the LeTV Awards and Best New Performer Award at the MSN Fashion Party Awards. Zhang was cast in Police Story 2013, a Chinese-Hong Kong action crime film directed and written by Ding Sheng, and starring Jackie Chan.
In 2014, Zhang starred in a romantic comedy film called Who Moved My Dream with Leon Jay Williams and Viona Wang Xi-Yao. She also co-starred with Donnie Yen, Wang Baoqiang, Charlie Young and Michelle Bai in Kung Fu Killer.


BIGBANG’s T.O.P to star in a New Action-Packed Chinese Film with Actress Cecilia Cheung!

According to YG Entertainment on April 5, Choi Seung Hyun (T.O.P) has been cast in the Chinese film “Out of Control,” directed by Axel Sand whose past films include “Fast Track: No Limits” and “Final Contract.” For this action-packed film, T.O.P will be performing some advanced stunts on his own.

He will be acting alongside top Chinese actress Cecilia Cheung. This is her comeback to the big screen in four years, and she will also be participating in many action stunts for this film.

This movie will be filmed in Germany, so T.O.P has flown to Germany on March 31 and has been focused on filming.

The film is his comeback to the big screen in two years and also his debut film in China. According to his agency, he will not be able to join BIGBANG in its Japanese fan event tour on April 22 due to filming.

YG Entertainment stated, “Choi Seung Hyun has received many love calls from Chinese and Japanese dramas and films. The scenario for ‘Out of Control’ caught his attention the most so he decided to take it.”

Source: MBN

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Chinese Action Star Zhang Jin Joins 'Pacific Rim: Maelstrom'
By Dave McNary

Legendary Entertainment has tapped Chinese action film star Zhang Jin for Pacific Rim: Maelstrom, joining Jing Tian, John Boyega, Scott Eastwood and Cailee Spaeny.

Other Chinese actors in the sequel, which has been filming in Australia, include Wesley Wong, Lily Ji, Chen Zitong, Lan Yingying and Qian Yong Chen with cameos by Xiao Yang and Korean actor Kim Jeong-Hoon.

Daredevil’s Steven S. DeKnight is directing, based on the world created by Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham. Thomas Tull, Mary Parent, Jon Jashni, and del Toro are producing along with Boyega and Femi Oguns under their Upper Room Productions shingle. 

“We are very excited that we have such amazing Chinese talent joining us on ‘Pacific Rim’ our new story has a strong connection to China and this great Chinese cast will help us bring it to life,” said Dr. Jack Gao, an exec with Beijing Wanda Cultural Industry Group, which owns Legendary Entertainment.

Plot details are vague on the sequel other than Boyega playing the son of Elba’s character, who sacrificed his life in the original film.