Jacky Lai and Ellen Wong also star

Mulan star Tzi Ma has been cast in Lifetime’s Asian American Xmas movie A Sugar & Spice Holiday.

Announced last month, A Sugar & Spice first ever holiday movie centring on a Chinese American family.marks Lifetime’s

The film centres on an architect named Suzie (Jacky Lai) who returns home to Maine following the death of her grandmother.

Suzie’s high school friend Billy guilts her into entering a local gingerbread house competition, during which she searches for the perfect recipe as well as finding love.

A Sugar & Spice Holiday is written by Eirene Donohue and directed by Jennifer Liao.

Tony Giroux, Ben Lewis, Blake Lee and Fran Drescher also star in the movie.

CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) is working with Lifetime on the film to promote diversity and Asian empowerment.

A Sugar & Spice Holiday will be released in December 2020.

In other news, Disney’s Mulan grossed disappointing figures at China’s box office.