CASTING NEWS: Disney Signs BooBoo Stewart As Jafar's Son in DESCENDANTS – #KennyOrtega to Direct

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CASTING NEWS: Disney Signs BooBoo Stewart As Jafar's Son in DESCENDANTS – #KennyOrtega to Direct



For those asking, this is not an open casting call. If you’re interested in this production, contact your child’s agent. Casting directors are Natalie Hart and Jason La Padura. Filming is taking place in Vancouver.

Another casting decision has been made for the upcoming Disney Channel film ‘Descendants,’ the part of Jafar’s son will go to Booboo Stewart. Twilight fans should remember Booboo from his work in the popular films, now the young actor will move to a Disney produced title when ‘Descendants’ kicks off in 2015. Other castings went to Dove Cameron and Mitchell Hope, the film is being directed by the “High School Musical” leader Kenny Ortega.



via press release:




— Kenny Ortega, Emmy Award-winning Director of “High School Musical,” Set to Direct —

Casting is underway for Disney’s “Descendants,” a contemporary live-action adventure-comedy that taps into Disney’s heritage characters – notably its most evil villains – to introduce their progeny, a modern day generation of teenagers who ultimately question the evil that’s always been in their hearts. Disney’s “Descendants” is scheduled to begin production next spring for a 2015 premiere on Disney Channel.

Kenny Ortega, the Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer of Disney’s record-setting “High School Musical” TV movies and feature film, returns to Disney Channel to direct “Descendants.”

The casting directors are Natalie Hart and Jason La Padura, C.S.A. (“High School Musical” TV movies and film, “Camp Rock,” “Teen Beach Movie”).

Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide, said, “We mined Disney’s treasure trove of stories and developed a new, comedic approach to the fabled characters everyone knows and loves. The result is a modern and unexpected re-interpretation of classic heritage characters utilizing contemporary, relatable settings and themes.”

In a present day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney’s iconic “Beauty And The Beast“) is poised to take the throne.  His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, sidekicks, evil step-mothers and step-sisters.  These villainous descendants (Carlos, Mal, Evvie and Jay, respectively) are allowed into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside the offspring of iconic Disney heroes, including Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan.  However, the evil teens face a dilemma.  Should they follow in their nefarious parents’ footsteps and help all the villains regain power or embrace their innate goodness and save the kingdom?

The script was written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott (creators and Emmy Award and WGA Award nominees for their writing on “The Starter Wife,” also writers of “Runaway Bride” and on “Desperate Housewives“). The production design will be by Mark Hofeling (“Teen Beach Movie,” “High School Musical”). The wardrobe design will be by Kara Saun (“Project Runway,” “America’s Best Dance Crew”).

In “total viewers,” five of the Top 6 movies in cable TV history are Disney Channel Original Movies.  That franchise also delivered the number one TV movie telecast among tween viewers for 12-consecutive years.

Disney Channel is a 24-hour kid-driven, family-inclusive television network that taps into the world of kids and families through original series and movies. Currently available on basic cable and satellite in nearly 99 million U.S. homes and to millions of other viewers on Disney Channels around the world, Disney Channel is part of the Disney/ABC Television Group.

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  1. Cindy January 6, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Do you know how to submit for this? Thanks, cindy

  2. Ezra January 7, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    I had the same question.

  3. Tracy Bobbitt January 7, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    The casting directors are Natalie Hart and Jason La Padura, C.S.A. – mail information to them or inform your child’s talent reps to do so.

  4. caitlin January 8, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    How do you submit, or audition?

  5. Meghan January 8, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    Do you know ages/look they are casting?

  6. Zoe January 9, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Do you know their e-mail?

  7. Anna February 4, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    Please inform me of the submission date.

  8. Valeri Carmona February 23, 2014 at 2:09 am

    Please contact me

  9. olivia April 9, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Hi im trying to get auditions so if you can let me know when there casting for this that would be great


  10. Melinda April 16, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Wondering the same thing. Any info on who to contact? What ages for they looking for?

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