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Some pasty white dudes up for the lead in movie based on Arabian Nights tale



No One Care (aka Liam) Hemsworth, Less Chinny (aka Dan) Stevens, and Emma Roberts' Boyfriend (aka Evan Peters) are up for the lead role in Fox's new take on the classic Arabian story "Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves."  Helmed by Shawn Levy, esteemed director of Cheaper by the Dozen, Jett Jackson: The Movie, and Google ad The Internship, the movie is described as "being in the vein of Guardians of the Galaxy and Pirates of the Caribbean..an adventure movie with strong comedic undertones."

The three aforementioned white dudes are the frontrunners to play a character named Allen, who is presumably the whitewashed version of Ali Baba. In the original story, Ali Baba is a poor woodcutter (will likely be changed to poor loser with lots of student loans) who discovers the secret of a thieves' den (probably now a meth lab), entered with the phrase "Open Sesame" (nah, change it to Alohomora!). The thieves learn this, and try to kill Ali Baba. But Ali Baba's faithful slave-girl foils their plots (they'll obviously keep in the slave girls); Ali Baba gives his son to her in marriage and keeps the secret of the treasure.


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Tags: casting / auditions, downton abbey (itv), evan peters, liam hemsworth
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