Disney’s ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’ Recasts Kelly Marie Tran as Lead

Kelly Marie Tran will voice the main character in Disney’s animated adventure “Raya and the Last Dragon,” replacing the voice role previously held by Cassie Steele.“Raya and the Last Dragon,” set in a fictional fantasy land called Kumandra, follows a fearless warrior as she seeks to save the realm from evil forces.

As previously announced, Awkwafina voices a character named Sisu, a rare water dragon who can transform into a human being.

Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada are directing the film, which was written by Qui Nguyen and Adele Lim.Tran shot to fame after starring in 2017’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” She reprised her role as rebel mechanic Rose Tico in 2019’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” the final chapter in the nine-part Skywalker saga.

Her casting in “Raya and the Last Dragon” makes Tran the first Southeast Asian actress to lead a Disney animated film.

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