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.
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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