Ahh, just as we thought that Little Mix couldn’t get any more incredible, it has been reported that Jade Thirlwall is in talks to play none other than actual Princess Jasmine in the live action remake of Aladdin.
We honestly couldn’t think of a more fitting star to play the Disney princess.
Jade is said to be on the shortlist to nab the leading role in Guy Ritchie’s remake of the animated classic, with Ritchie reportedly believing that she is perfect for the role.
A source explained to The Sun: “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.”
Although filming a Hollywood blockbuster would obviously disrupt Jade’s Little Mix commitments, her bandmates are said to be eager to make it work.
The insider added: “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.
“Jade would need to film for months, and that’s before promotion for the movie began. 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.”
The news comes after it was revealed that Disney are holding open auditions in a bid to find the perfect Aladdin for the film.
The advertisement for the audition explained that the production is looking for somebody “Middle Eastern, between the age of 18-22 years old with handsome looks”, it continued that their prospective Aladdin must be “incredibly charming, street savvy, charismatic and very physically fit.”
The audition also stated that filming for the movie will begin in mid-August and continue until January 2018, with the “demanding” role requiring “full and total dedication, time and focus.”
None of the cast for the remake has been confirmed, but it was previously reported that Will Smith is in talks to take on Robin Williams’ iconic role of the Genie.
Jade has not publicly commented on speculation surrounding her involvement with the film, but we’re certainly going to keep our fingers crossed that she lands the role.