“Call Me, Beep Me, If Ya Wanna Reach Me!” The live-action Disney Channel Original Movie “Kim Possible” has its stars!
Starring in the Disney Channel Original Movie based on the global hit animated series about an everyday high school girl who, in her spare time, saves the world from villains will be Sadie Stanley as Kim Possible and Sean Giambrone as Ron Stoppable! Going into production this summer, this comedy-adventure is set to debut in 2019.
Judy Taylor, senior vice president, Casting and Talent Relations, Disney Channel, said, “Sadie delivers Kim’s confidence, smarts, and agility; most importantly, she’s an everyday girl with an extraordinary spirit.” She added, “Sean is such a magnetic actor; he always finds the right balance of physical comedy and heart. We’re excited for audiences to see Sadie and Sean bring these iconic roles to life.”
Sadie Stanely is a 16-year-old native of Columbia, South Carolina. She landed the role of Kim Possible in her first ever audition and has since guest-starred on “Game Shakers.” Star of the ABC hit comedy “The Goldbergs,” Sean Giambrone, age 18, will film “Kim Possible” before returning to production of that series, now going into its sixth season, this summer.
The live-action movie script was written by the creators of the animated series “Kim Possible,” Emmy® Award-winning Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley (“Big Hero 6 The Series,” “The Penguins of Madagascar”), and Josh Cagan (“The DUFF,” “Bandslam”). Executive producers are McCorkle, Schooley and Zanne Devine, (“I, Tonya” and “Easy A”). The movie will be co-directed and co-produced by Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky (both of Disney XD’s “MECH-X4). Serving as casting director is Blyth Nailling (ABC’s “Last Man Standing” and “Scrubs”).
Launched in 2002, this animated comedy/adventure series was centered on a strong female teenager who uses her brain, heart and expertise to save the day. During the 87 episode run we saw Kim Possible as she moved through the social hierarchy of high school and, with her loyal sidekick Ron Stoppable and his naked mole-rat Rufus by her side, thwart power-hungry villains Drakken and Shego, among others. Two popular animated original movies also came from the franchise – “Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama” in 2005, which was the first animated title in the Disney Channel Original Movie franchise, and “Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time” in 2003.
The connection viewers had to the show, and the characters, lead to an off-TV presence which included Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable characters at Disney Parks & Resorts and a line of “Kim Possible” branded consumer products at mass retail, soundtracks, books and games.
We can’t wait to see “What’s the Sitch?!” when this live-action movie hits the Disney Channel in 2019!
Photo Credit: Disney Channel
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