According to VC Post, an announcement has been made by Movie Guide that an American Actress will be playing the lead role. After the announcement has been made, there have been numerous controversial discussions on this topic.
According to iSchoolGuide, a petition has been made to clearly voice opinions that an Asian actress should be casted instead of an American actress claiming that
“Whitewashing implies that people of color cannot be heroes (although they may at times be villains or supporting characters), leaving it far more difficult for countless children around the world to see themselves in the stories they love and think that they too can make a difference.”
The lead role has not been confirmed although there have been rumors that Jenna Uskowitz, actress from Glee, or Ming Na Wen, voice actor of the animated version of Disney’s Mulan, were linked to the role.