After experiencing live-action with films The Lion King and Mulan, Disney is now interested in adding Aladdin to the list. Casting calls for actors who would play Aladdin best has been a topic of conversation since Disney received a lot of backlash for the whitewashing of Mulan.
Aladdin has made over 500 million dollars in box office.
Here are MEFeater picks:
Dev Patel had Hollywood buzzing with his performance in Slumdog Millionaire. His role in the film landed him a Critic’s Choice Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He was also nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role. Patel continues to land leading roles in films like Chappie, Lion and The Man Who Knew Infinity.
Suraj Sharma burst on the scene for his performance in Life of Pi, which box office at over 600 million dollars. His career has taking off to starring in roles for Homeland, Burn Your Maps and Pashmina. Sharma has also worked with Disney before for Million Dollar Arm.
From starring in Nickelodeon Victorious, Avan Jogia has been the token choice for Aladdin. He has appeared in Twisted, Tut, The Year of Spectacular Men, A midsummer Night’s Dream and The Outskirts. Jogia has a long career work list and fan based that fits right into this role perfectly.