In a long string of upcoming live action films, Disney has publicly released a casting call for Guy Ritchie’s live action Aladdin remake. It’s stated clearly in the notice that “the characters are Middle Eastern”.
Alright kids, if you know someone who fits this, you better share this with them. Submit asap. Good luck my babies pic.twitter.com/PLP37ritcV
— Dani Fernandez (@msdanifernandez) March 9, 2017
The original animated film had an all-white cast, including Robin Williams as the Genie. This time around, it seems Disney intends to cast Middle Eastern, to avoid another whitewashing controversy.