This could potentially open up a whole new world for one aspiring actor.
Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin is holding open auditions to cast the role of Aladdin in his remake in London this Sunday (May 14) at the Old College Building in Holborn, formerly known as the Cochrane Theatre from 10am-3pm.
And even more pleasing, the casting call confirms that Ritchie’s Aladdin will avoid whitewashing in its casting.
“The role of Aladdin is Middle Eastern, between the age of 18-22 years old, can sing, is very leading with handsome looks, incredibly charming, street savvy, charismatic and very physically fit,” it reads.
The casting call also reveals that the remake will be filmed from mid-August to January 2018, with the Aladdin hopefuls needing to be available from the end of May.
Oh, and if you’re interested, you better prepare your vocal chords.
“Although training time has been scheduled, singing ability is vital and you must be able to sing at a high level. Candidates for the open auditions should prepare a song which showcases their voice,” the casting call explains.
The ability to bust a move or two is preferred, but “not absolutely essential at this stage”.
It was confirmed earlier this week that Ritchie’s take on Aladdin will, of course, be a musical, but the director doesn’t know much more than that at this stage.
“I’ve really just immersed myself into that project. So I’m still looking for cast members, we still haven’t found exactly which direction we’re going in,” he explained. “I’m confident that at some stage it will reveal itself to me, but right now it’s just a bit too premature.”
Whoever is cast as Aladdin will also be appearing alongside some serious star power in the remake, as it was revealed last month that Will Smith might be granting three wishes as the Genie.
Aladdin does not yet have a release date, but those filming dates suggest late 2018 at the very earliest.
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