“Descendants” is an upcoming live-action Disney Channel Original Movie (DCOM). It will air in 2015 on Disney Channel. Members of the ensemble cast include Kristin Chenoweth (Maleficent), Booboo Stewart (Jay), Dove Cameron (Mal), Cameron Boyce (Carlos), Kathy Najimy (Evil Queen), Sarah Jeffery (Audrey), Wendy Raquel Robinson (Cruella de Vil), Melanie Paxson (Fairy Godmother), Sofia Carson (Evvie), Maz Jobrani (Jafar), Mitchell Hope (Ben), Dejan Loyola (Aziz), Dianne Doan (Loonie) and Brenna D’Amico (Jane). Read on to learn more about Disney Channel’s newest movie “Descendants” including updates on the cast members.
According to Entertainment Weekly (EW), the upcoming DCOM is directed by “High School Musical” helmer Kenny Ortega and produced by Tracey Jeffrey and Judy Taylor. The story and script are written by Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott.
“Descendants” will begin in the Kingdom of Auradom, which is headed by Beast and Belle as King and Queen. After 20 years, their son, Ben (Mitchell Hope), has been proclaimed to sit on the throne and has kickstarted his reign with an unusual proclamation. He wants to gather all the offspring of several villains to make amends for imprisoning their evil parents in the Isles of Losts.
These descendants include Dove Cameron as Mal the daughter of Maleficent (Kristin Chenoweth); Booboo Stewart as Jay, the son of Jafar (Maz Jobrani) from “Aladdin”; Sofia Carson as Evie, the daughter of The Evil Queen (Kathy Najimy) from “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”; and Cameron Boyce as Carlos, the son of Cruella De Vil (Wendy Raquel Robinson) from “101 Dalmatians.”
The villainous descendants will start to attend a prep school lead by well-known Disney princesses and heroes. They will join Ben, Anxelin (Rapunzel), Dianne Doan as Lonnie (Mulan), Sarah Jeffery as Audrey (Sleeping Beauty), Brenna D’Amico as Jane (Fairy Godmother), Chad (Cinderella) and Doug (Dopey from “Snow White”).
The upcoming movie is still underway of finding its actors to play several key characters, but Variety reported that Disney tapped Natalie Hart and Jason La Padura as casting directors. They previously worked with Ortega in “High School Musical,” which had skyrocketed the careers of Vanessa Anne Hudgens, Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel.
And that’s it for the latest scoop on Disney Channel’s “Descendants.” It will air in 2015. Check out Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly for more news about your favorite TV series, upcoming movies and Hollywood celebrities.
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