Kelly Marie Tran Joins ‘Raya And The Last Dragon

Written by on August 28, 2020

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Vietnamese American actress Kelly Marie Tran is the new star of Disney’s animated “Raya and the Last Dragon,” an original fantasy film that is heavily influenced by Southeast Asian lore and cultures.

Disney also gave a first look at the movie about a computer-generated Raya and her trusted steed Tuk Tuk, whom the creators describe as “a fuzzy bear meets an insect version of an armadillo.”

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Tran takes over the role from Canadian actress Cassie Steele. The film is directed by Don Hall and Carlos López Estrada, with playwright Qui Nguyen and Adele Lim on board as the writers.

“Raya and the Last Dragon” is set in the kingdom of Kumandra, where dragons and humans lived in harmony until Druun monsters invaded and forced the dragons to sacrifice themselves for humanity. The film follows Raya — part princess, part warrior — and her journey to find the last dragon to save Kumandra from evil forces.

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