We’ve got more live-action Kim Possible movie casting news! There are some big names being attached to this project and we are so excited! This live-action Disney Channel Original Movie is based on the global hit animated series about an everyday high school girl who, in her spare time, saves the world from villains.
Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother”) will play the role of brain surgeon Dr. Ann Possible (aka Mom Possible) and Connie Ray (“The Big C”) joins the cast as grandmother Nana Possible! Also joining the cast are Todd Stashwick (“12 Monkeys”) and Taylor Ortega who will play fan-favorite villains Drakken and Shego, respectively; Ciara Wilson (“OMG!”) has been cast as new high school student Athena; and Erika Tham (“Make It Pop”) will play Kim’s childhood frenemy, Bonnie.
These new cast members join previously announced leads, Sadie Stanley as Kim Possible and Sean Giambrone as Ron Stoppable, in the comedy-adventure set to debut in 2019.
The writers of the “Kim Possible” live-action movie are the creators of the animated series, 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 of the movie are McCorkle, Schooley and Zanne Devine (“I, Tonya,” “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”). Blyth Nailling (ABC’s “Last Man Standing” and “Scrubs”) is the casting director.
Launched in 2002, the animated comedy-adventure series centered on a strong teenager who uses her brain, heart and expertise to save the day. Throughout 87 episodes, Kim Possible traversed the social hierarchy of high school and, with her loyal sidekick Ron Stoppable and his naked mole-rat Rufus by her side, thwarted power-hungry villains Drakken and Shego, among others. Two popular animated original movies, “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 are also a part of the Kim Possible franchise.
Viewers’ connection to “Kim Possible” also led to an off-TV franchise, including 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.
The live-action Kim Possible movie is set to debut on the Disney Channel in 2019!
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