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mulan actress disney Liu Yifei will bring Hua Mulan to life. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images, Disney

The search is over! Disney has found the lead for its live-action “Mulan” remake.

Chinese actress Liu Yifei, who’s also known as Crystal Liu, will play Hua Mulan, who disguises herself as a man to go off to war. Disney made the announcement Wednesday.

The 30-year-old actress is a popular actress in China. Known as “Fairy Sister” by the public, Liu starred on several TV shows in the mid-2000s and has acted in movies alongside Jackie Chan and Jet Li. She also starred in the 2014 movie “Outcast” with Nicolas Cage.

Fans were very pleased with the casting decision. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, over 1,000 actresses were seen for the role across five different continents.

Niko Caro (“The Zookeeper’s Wife”) will direct the movie, which is set for a 2019 release. Disney says additional announcements about the live-action movie will be made in the coming weeks.

What do you think of the casting?

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