"Most roles are Chinese" has quelled some fears of Hollywood whitewashing, but I'll only breathe once the roles are cast. It also lets us know that filming is expected to take place from April 2017 to October 2017 and that they'll be shooting in China.
Mulan: 18-20 years old to play 18. Must be able to speak fluent English and Mandarin. Lithe, athletic, quick, tougher than she looks. Mulan lives in rural China in 630 AD, and her country is 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. 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 different. Something like love.
anyone eligible gonna go for it even though it's a long shot?