Utkarsh Ambudkar, last seen in a lead role opposite Oscar winner Brie Larson in the romantic comedy, “Basmati Blues,” has been cast in a live-action feature film based on Disney’s “Mulan.”
Based on the studio’s 1998 animated feature, which was based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, the picture, Deadline reports, follows the rise of Mulan during the Han Dynasty when this daughter of a legendary warrior impersonates a man to fight against a Hun invasion.
Niki Caro is set to direct the film, which has Chinese actress Liu Yifei playing the title role.
Not much is known at this point about Ambudkar’s character other than that he will play Skath, a con artist.
The film is expected to hit theaters March 27, 2020.
Ambudkar, most known for playing Rishi Lahiri in “The Mindy’s Project,” is also recognized for his role in the “Pitch Perfect” series.
This summer, the Indian American actor will be spotted in “Blindspotting,” a drama also starring Indian American actress Janina Gavankar.
Having starred in the recently released film, “Game Over, Man,” Ambudkar also had a five-episode arc on “Brockmire,” the IFC comedy starring Hank Azaria.
And that’s not all. Ambudkar, who is part of Freestyle Love Supreme, the improv hip-hop group, also featured in the musically-inspired Web series, “Bartlett.” The six-episode comedy premiered on Vimeo in January.