Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall is in talks to play Princess Jasmine in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live action adaptation of Aladdin.
The major Hollywood role would be a dream come true for the singer, however, it could spell bad news for the future of Little Mix.
According to The Sun on Sunday, the foursome sat down to talk about the band’s future on Monday.
And sources say that although their discussion was “emotional”, Jade’s bandmates Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson are keen to support her.
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“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,” said a source.
“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.
“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.
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“If Jade does get the call, there will be some serious celebrating in the Little Mix camp. But they will also have some big decisions to make,” the source added.
Earlier this year, a casting call for the film revealed that Guy was looking for acting “newcomers” to play the lead role of Jasmine. Meanwhile, Will Smith has also been rumoured to play the Genie.
Filming is expected to begin in July – so final casting decisions are expected sooner rather than later.