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Disney is looking for the perfect Aladdin

Image The flight on the magic carpet-plane is not as cloudless as expected by the studio Disney , according to the website The Hollywood Reporter . Last October, Guy Ritchie agreed to lead the filming of the game remake of Aladdin , and in March the search for actors for the film began.

As you know, Will Smith will play Genie in the new version of the tale. The star of the first magnitude is also planned to be found for the role of the villain Jafar , but in the images of Aladdin and the princess Jasmine Richie was originally seen lesser known young actors. To find them, Disney has attracted the best specialists around the world - from London to Abu Dhabi, Egypt and India. About two thousand young talents managed to audition for the roles of the main characters.

However, finding an actor in his 20s with both musical and stage talent was not easy, given that Aladdin , according to the idea of Richie , should be played by a guy from the Middle East or from India. Initially, the start of filming was scheduled for July, but now the dates have moved to August.


The studio was interested in the candidacies of Deva Patel ("Slumdog Millionaire") and Riza Ahmed ("Rogue One. Star Wars: Stories"), but, most likely, the scales will tilt towards the aspiring actor. The names of Ashraf Kutet , Mena Massoud and George Kosturos are heard. Among the contenders for the role of Jasmine are Power Rangers star Naomi Scott and Tara Sutaria from India. However, it is not possible to conclude a contract with them before the search for an on-screen partner is completed, since the interaction between the main characters is of great importance.


Disney even hired Mark E. Platt (La La Land), who knows a lot about producing musicals, and Chris Montana (Frozen), who worked on animation projects as consultants. House of Mouse . The protracted casting process may be a good sign - before that, the major found the perfect Cinderella in the person of Lily James and opened the world to Daisy Ridley, giving her the role of Rey in Star Wars.

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Author: Jake Pinkman