Disney prepares live action film Aladdin

Mar 13, 2017, 01:21
Disney prepares live action film Aladdin

It looks like Disney is trying to avoid the accusations of whitewashing in which projects like Ghost in the Shell and Iron Fist are now embroiled, and is instead staying true to the Middle Eastern source material; the 1992 film takes place in the fictional Arabian city of Agrabah, and the original folk tale sees Aladdin as a thief in Baghdad, Iraq.

Disney is on the hunt for the next Jasmine and Aladdin. These characters are Middle Eastern.

The applicants should be between 18-25 years old.

The rehearsals for the Guy Ritchie film begins next month. For those interested in auditioning, they must be able to sing and preferably dance as well.

A longer casting call searching for the ideal Aladdin and Jasmine has also been posted online.

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It's the previously-revealed feature film of Aladdin, that's set to be directed by Guy Ritchie, and a casting call has been issued for the film.

Disney announced the beginning of shooting of the live-action Aladdin and took the opportunity to cast the cast of the hero and her heroine, Jasmine.

The Huffington Post has reached out to Disney to confirm the authenticity of the announcement but did not receive a reply by publication time.

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).