Jet Li, 54, in 'talks' to play Emperor Of China in Disney's live-action Mulan movie opposite Gong Li

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Jet Li is close to signing on for Disney's live-action Mulan movie.

The 54-year-old actor - who is one of China's biggest and most successful international stars - is said to be in finals talks with the studio about playing the Emperor Of China in the much-anticipated remake, The Hollywood Reporter claimed.

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Although Li - who has previously starred in Lethal Weapon 4, The Legend and Ocean Paradise - is yet to sign a contract with Disney, the studio is well on its way to completing its cast as Gong Li has been confirmed as the movie's villain.

Donnie Yen was also recently cast as the Commander Tung, a mentor and teacher to Mulan, while Liu Yifei will star in the titular role.

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The lead part didn't come easy to 30-year-old Yifei though as it's believed a team of casting directors visited five continents and spoke to nearly 1,000 candidates for the role, which required credible martial arts skills and the ability to speak English.

Disney original adapted the myth into a popular animation back in 1998, which followed Mulan (Ming-Na...
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