Little Mix member is "in talks" to play Jasmine in 'Aladdin' live-action remake

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017, 3:35PM

Little Mix fans get excited!

Jade Thirlwall has been tipped to play Jasmine in Guy Ritchie’s live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin!

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When the open casting call went out for the role of Jasmine earlier this year, it called for Middle Eastern actors between 18 to 25-years-old, who could sing.

Jade, being of Yemeni and Egyptian ancestry and obviously a talented singer, fits the bill!

According to a source with The Sun, the 24-year-old is very excited about the possibility of starring in the movie: "Jasmine is Jade's perfect role, so she's delighted to have got this far in the process. The talks have been going on for some time now and the longer they go on, the better her chances are looking."

"All of the girls have their fingers crossed for her, as they always support each other, but they also know that it would be a huge commitment," the insider continued.

"So this week they sat down in a break from their tour dance rehearsals and talked about what they might do if Disney did decide to cast her. It was quite an emotional conversation but they all agreed that they would try to make it work for her around Little Mix commitments. It wouldn't be easy, but as far as it's possible, that's what they want."

Will Smith's name has also been floating around as the lead contender to voice Genie.