Welcome to another edition of
OFF-TRACK with A-TRAIN
where I reported on the oddities
inside and outside of the wrestling ring
in this episode
PRINCE ALI, HANDSOME IS HE,
So it appears as though Disney's trend of remaking classic animated movies as live-action films may have hit a snag with their next project.
They can't seem to find anyone to play Aladdin.
Yes, according to The Hollywood Reporter, there's just nobody out there who's right for the part. An actor of Middle-Eastern Descent, the right age and build, with the proper charisma and athleticism.
Nope. They were considered, but just didn't work out.
And apparently no one has the phone number of Rami Malek's agent, so he's out.
Well, before Disney inevitably goes all Prince Of Persia and announces the casting of Zac Efron or Harry Styles or Whitey McWhitewash, there's another option out there for them to consider.
WWE Cruiserweight Mustafa Ali, an American Muslim of Pakistani descent (who somehow hasn't been saddled with an "evil foreigner" gimmick), saw that Tweet and says the idea sounds good to him.
Some fans also chimed in with support.
It's true. Ali is one of the highest high-flyers in the Cruiserweight Division, and routinely finishes his opponents with one of the most jaw-dropping moves in wrestling today: The Imploding 450 Splash
And one fan has an idea for how he could work it into the film.
Ball's in your court, Disney.