Live-action ‘Alladdin’ opens casting call for its lead roles

A good news for Alladdin fans as Disney is set to create a live-action remake of 1992’s “Aladdin. However, there is no actors yet to play the lead roles.

According to reports, Disney is in a cast call and in search for talented people top portray the lead roles of Alladdin and Jasmine!

Reported further, the casting call hopes to attract actors between 18 and 25 years old and it emphasizes that Aladdin and Jasmine are from the Middle East. Also, since the live-action remake will also be part of musical like the upcoming “Beauty and the Beast,” the actors must also have singing skills.

As per the casting call,  Alladdin shooting will start  on July 2017, and end on January 2018.

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It was well known that Disney’s original Alladin tells the story of a young, good-hearted thief who chances upon a magical lamp housing a powerful genie who grants him three wishes. In the course of his adventure, Aladdin uses the genie’s magic to impress Princess Jasmine, and thwart the plans of the megalomaniacal Grand Vizier Jafar.

Whereas, in the animated feature, Alladdin was voiced by Scott Weinger. Linda Larkin provided Princess Jasmine’s speaking voice, while our very own Lea Salonga was behind her singing voice. The Genie was voiced by the legendary Robin Williams.

The film was such a success as Alladdin garnered several awards, and is considered by many to be one of Disney’s best animated movies. It went on to spawn two direct-to-video sequels, a TV series, video games, toys, and various other merchandise.

On the other hand, the remake of ‘Alladdin’ will be directed by Guy Ritchie, who helmed movies such as 2009’s “Sherlock Holmes, 2015’s “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.,” and the upcoming fantasy adventure “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.”

Also, John August, the “Big Fish” screenwriter penned the Alladin remake script. Dan Lin on the other hand will produce the film through his banner, Lin Pictures, while Jonathan Eirich will serve as executive producer.

It seems that Disney is on course to create live-action remakes of their most beloved animated classics. Previously reported, in line of the reamake and musicals were “Cinderella” and “Jungle Book,” with “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mulan,” “The Lion King,” “Dumbo.” More are expected to be on its way.


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