Disney can’t find their Aladdin and Jasmine: Twitter suggests Priyanka, Dev Patel, Hrithik
Disney is having trouble finding actors to play live-action versions of Aladdin and Jasmine in their remake. Twitter offers suggestions including Priyanka Chopra, Hrithik Roshan and Dev Patel.Updated: Jul 13, 2017 08:53 IST
Disney is running out of time, and wishes, in a global search to find young actors to play Aladdin and Jasmine in their upcoming live-action remake.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Mouse House and director Guy Ritchie have tested “around 2000” actors from “around the world” to find the perfect pair of actors to lead the fantasy-musical film.
With names like Dev Patel and Riz Ahmed being floated, and a looming August start date, the Internet has taken it upon itself to help Disney out.
Here are some suggestion people have posted on Twitter:
"We can't find anyone of similar descent to play Aladdin" pic.twitter.com/Vr4QBoigyL— Catrina Dennis (@ohcatrina) July 11, 2017
if the film industry can actively seekout middle eastern actors to portray terrorists it shouldn't be this difficult finding one for aladdin https://t.co/T5PujUa1Au— Simra (@simplysimra) July 11, 2017
Y'all are sleeping on Avan Jogia and Jade Thrilwall for Aladdin. THEY BOTH CAN SING AND LOOK SIMILAR TO THE CHARACTERS AND CAN ACT pic.twitter.com/l78ef0dZwB— MC (@mariahnmichael) July 11, 2017
Priyanka Chopra as Princess Jasmine and Dev Patel as Aladdin would have the whole world shooK! pic.twitter.com/uDh03KE5QL— Black Bill Gates. (@WrittenByTerry) July 11, 2017
In all seriousness. This is what it's come to. They're having trouble filling the role of ALADDIN if Dev Patel or Riz Ahmed don't take it. https://t.co/GsfBfIB801— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) July 11, 2017
Disney: Guy Ritchie is perfect to direct Aladdin.— Gavia Baker-Whitelaw (@Hello_Tailor) July 11, 2017
Guy Ritchie: IDK how to find a Middle-Eastern man who can sing. https://t.co/oPagPdPO1F
Are they really out here claiming it's hard to find an actor of Middle Eastern/South Asian descent who can act and sing to play Aladdin?!!!— ReBecca Theodore (@FilmFatale_NYC) July 11, 2017
Well you can't find better than Hrithik Roshan to do it, amazing actor and God of dance take note Disney !! pic.twitter.com/9P6X8joJUa— ☄ (@DeeplyNourx) July 11, 2017
There are plenty of amazing MENA & South Asian actors. I have a list. Give me a call Guy https://t.co/yDx07ONuNJ— Lexi Alexander (@Lexialex) July 11, 2017
To all the lovely people saying I should try for #Aladdin thank you. It would be wonderful but only time will tell.— Tony Revolori (@TonyRevolori) July 11, 2017
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First Published: Jul 13, 2017 08:52 IST