11 Jul 2017 5:56 PM +00:00 UTC

Aladdin Movie Reportedly Having A Hard Time With Casting; Production Delayed

Though we may be getting news on the casting for Princess Jasmine, the production for the live-action adaptation of Disney's Aladdin is having a problem when it comes to casting its title character.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, over 2000 actors have already been auditioned for the role, and the casting department is still having trouble on who should play the lead. Apparently the show is finding a hard time to find someone who can act and sing—not a problem for animated movies where they can just cast someone else as the singing voice.

Apparently actors like Dev Patel (The Newsroom, Chappie) and Riz Ahmed (Rogue One) have been considered for the movie, but it's very likely that Disney will be looking for an unknown actor to take the part. The problem with the casting is that Disney wants to make sure that they get the part absolutely right. I think that's weird considering Emma Watson was British and Belle was supposed to be French in Beauty and the Beast.


The delay for the casting of Aladdin has also halted the casting process for Princess Jasmine, as they have to find out just how much chemistry the two actors will have on set. The top contender for the role is apparently Naomi Scott, the new Pink Ranger in the rebooted Power Rangers.

Production was originally planned to start this month, but the delay has made it so that production starts in August. I don't know what that says about the release date.

Aladdin currently has no scheduled release date.

See Also: Pink Power Ranger Naomi Scott In The Running To Play Jasmine In The Live-Action Aladdin