Aladdin Movie Launches Open Casting Call For Jasmine And Aladdin

Must be able to sing and dancing is a "plus."

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With Disney's live-action Beauty and the Beast due in theaters next week, the company is of course giving that movie a ton of attention and promotion. But looking ahead, one of the company's big live-action adaptations is Aladdin, and now that film is moving forward with an open casting call

A casting notice appeared online this week via the Cindy Tolan Casting group (via Dani Fernandez on Twitter) for Middle Eastern actors aged 18-25. Open auditions are for the movie's leads, Jasmine and Aladdin, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed.

The casting call also mentions that actors need to be able to sing, and that's because, like Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin will featuring singing scenes as the animated original did. The ability to dance is a "plus." Auditions start in April. Successful candidates will film their scenes over an approximately six-month period, from July 2017 through January 2018 in the UK.

Jasmine and Aladdin were voiced by Linda Larkin and Scott Weinger respectively in the 1992 animated movie. Robin Williams voiced Genie, Jonathan Freeman portrayed the villainous Jafar, and Gilbert Gottfried voiced the parrot Iago.

The live-action Aladdin is being directed by Guy Ritchie (Snatch, The Man From Uncle) from a script penned by Big Fish's John August.

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