Disney casting lead roles for live action ‘Mulan’ film

Disney is casting for a live action version of its classic animated film “Mulan.”

The search is currently underway in Hawaii.

Actors must be at least 18 years old by May 1, 2017, no exceptions.

Interested actors should send a photo (and resume, if available) to mulancastinghi@disneympp.com, and those considered well-suited for a role will be invited to audition. Martial arts training is a plus.

The project is set in China in the 7th Century AD and most roles are Chinese.

Potential participants must be available April through October of 2017, must be 100-percent available for the entire shoot and will live in China during the film’s production dates.

The following are descriptions of the two lead characters, provided by the casting director:

Mulan: 18-20 years old to play 18; must be able to speak fluent English and Mandarin Chinese; lithe, athletic, quick, tougher than she looks. Mulan lives in rural China in 630 AD, and her country is besieged, under attack by the Gokturk invaders. When her aging father volunteers to join the Army, Mulan sneaks out by night and takes his place, strapping down her breasts so she can pass for a man. There is a mysterious power inside Mulan, a power of speed and coordination and sheer force that places her at the peak of her unit — where no one suspects her secret.

Chen Honghui: In his 20s, must be able to speak fluent English and Mandarin Chinese; strapping, cocky, and handsome. Honghui is another recruit who joins Commander Tung’s unit, and he’s determined to be the best soldier in human history. Full of himself, with a mean, bullying streak to him, he quickly realizes that Mulan is his chief rival, but he does not realize that she is a woman. Grittily determined to be simply the best at everything, Honghui is increasingly peeved by Mulan’s ability to match or out-maneuver him. But after learning that his rival is a woman, his intense feelings of rivalry turn into something very different, something like love.

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