Disney is Searching for Middle Eastern Actors for ‘Aladdin’ Live-Action


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”.


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. 

Source: IndieWire

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