Disney's 'Raya and The Last Dragon' casts Kelly Marie Tran in Lead Role
Updated: Nov 5, 2020
Latest news from Disney, Star Wars actress Kelly Marie Tran has replaced Cassie Steele in the role of Raya in Disney's upcoming South East Asian inspired movie. Raya and The Last Dragon will be set in the Fictional Fantasy land of Kamandra, where a fearless female warrior will embark on her quest to save her realm from the forces of evil. It was previously announced that Awkwafina will portray Sisu, a rare water dragon that can transform into a human form.
The film will be directed by Don Hall and Carlos Lopez Estrada and was written by Qui Nguyen and Adele Lim. Vietnamese American Actress Kelly Marie Tran is best known for her role as Rose Tico in the Star Wars franchise, she is also the first South East Asian lead for a Disney film and the character Raya will be the third Disney Princess of Asian origin after Chinese Mulan and Arabian Jasmine.