Thursday, 21 September, 2017

Disney To Start Shooting Of "Aladdin" Movie From July 2017

Disney's live-action Aladdin film casting Middle Eastern leads Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Holds Open Casting Call for Leads
Elaine Woods | 13 March, 2017, 01:22

However, Disney mentioned in its casting calls that "These characters are Middle Eastern", a rather vague description that may indicate that Disney is looking for actors from the Middle East.

The poster, uploaded to Twitter, reads: "Searching for Aladdin and Jasmine". Quelling any fears of whitewashing-at least for now-the notice explains that the characters are of Middle Eastern descent. Actors should be between 18-25 years old. The film is set to shoot from July 2017 through January 2018.

The requirements on the casting call are simple, you just have to be able to sing and dance skills are "a plus".

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The studio has put out an open casting call for the roles of Aladdin and Jasmine in the live-action Aladdin, which is being directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes). BAFTA Award victor Dan Lin is producing the film, and he has stated that the director will be looking to cast newcomers in the major roles of Aladdin and Jasmine, and that they will be discovering new people that must have acting and singing abilities.

The 1992 film was set in the fictional Arabian sultanate of Agrabah, moved from the original location of Baghdad, Iraq. The post also confirmed Guy Ritchie will be directing the movie.

Disney has been doing some great work with their live action remakes of animated classics: The Jungle Book was a surprising (and beautiful) take on the classic story, and Beauty and the Beast releases this week (and looks pretty promising).

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