Aladdin remake: Guy Ritchie wants authentic Indian actors for his upcoming film

Hollywood director Guy Ritchie wants actors from India to cast for his upcoming film Aladdin. Auditions are currently underway in Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.

FP Staff July 01, 2017 11:56:14 IST
Aladdin remake: Guy Ritchie wants authentic Indian actors for his upcoming film

In a previous story, Firstpost had reported that director Guy Ritchie is all set to make a film on the popular Arabian Nights' hero Aladdin. He was reportedly looking for actors in the Middle East.

Aladdin remake Guy Ritchie wants authentic Indian actors for his upcoming film

Guy Ritchie. Image via Facebook

Now, it seems that he has set his eyes upon Indian actors to be cast as the popular Disney hero Aladdin and princess Jasmine.

According to a report by Mumbai Mirror, Ritchie has roped in casting director Tess Joseph to find his Aladdin and Jasmine in India. Joseph is credited with doing casting for films like Life of Pi, The Namesake and Lion, and has earned a reputation for casting appropriate Indian actors for Indian parts in Hollywood films.

The newspaper report also says that Joseph, who is a Mumbai-based casting director, has been on a casting spree and has been touring Mumbai, Kolkata and Delhi recently. The report further states that the actors are supposed to be able to sing like Broadway artistes and that is the basic requirement.

The live-action film will be reportedly shot in London later this year.

The film, which is tentatively titled Aladdin, has been adapted from the Arabian Nights' classic tale of a pauper who comes across a genie when he lays his hands upon a magic lamp. The screenplay of the film is reportedly being done by Grammy Award nominee John August.

Ritchie has given Hollywood some memorable hit films like Lock Stock And Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Snatch (2000) and RocknRolla (2008).

He is also credit with reprising Sherlock Holmes in big screen with his Robert Downey Jr-starrer Sherlock Holmes (2009), and its sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011). His last film was Charlie Hunnam-starrer King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).

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