Liu Yifei had previously been announced to play the titular role, with Niki Caro director. Caro became the second female director hired by Disney to direct a film with a budget higher than $100 million, following Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle In Time. One of the most influential producers in China, Bill Kong will executive produce.
This will serve as Yen’s second Disney outing after he co-starred in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. His other credits include XXX: Return of Xander Cage, and the IP Man franchise, which just began filming its fourth installment. He is represented by CAA.
This was first reported by Deadline.
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