Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
It’s definitely a debatable topic, but I’ve always felt that Zhang Ziyi was one of the most beautiful women in the world. She has a captivating screen presence, as evidenced in the somewhat overlooked 2046, among others. She’s also a talented actress and martial artist as we saw in CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON and HERO. The only question I ever had about her is; why isn’t she a huge Hollywood star by now? Yes, MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, but she should be getting A-list roles by now. Well, maybe that will change now that she’s signed on to star in a live action telling of everyone’s favorite female hero; MULAN.
Director Jan De Bont is tackling the live action story, which most people associate with the Disney cartoon. To be honest, that’s my only exposure to the story of Hua Mulan, so I’m left wondering if there’s going to be a little red dragon sidekick.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter