Open Casting Call for ‘Moana’ in Disney’s Live-Action Moana Remake

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Open Casting Call for ‘Moana’ in Disney’s Live-Action Moana Remake

Open Casting call for Pacific Islander / Pasifika actors who can sing to play Moana in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s Moana with no acting experience required.

Actor to play the character that is a Female, 16, Pacific Islander who, heroic, bold, and adventurous, Moana, the daughter of their village’s Chief, feels isolated on her home island of Motunui, yearning for purpose and curious about what lies beyond their reef. Despite her father’s protests, and emboldened by her Gramma’s encouragement, the intuitive and courageous Moana embarks on a dangerous quest, sailing beyond the reef and using her strength and intelligence to overcome epic obstacles along the way. Although following her curiosity and searching for her own identity, Moana is never selfish, she is determined to fulfill the quest of her ancestors and save her people…STRONG SINGER


The open casting call was posted online last week on the CAPE—Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment Twitter site.

Submissions, questions, and inquiries must be sent to please do not message them on Twitter.

Related – Auli’i Cravalho Announces She Will Not Be Returning as Moana in Live-Action Remake


Walt Disney Studios is seeking someone to portray the lead protagonist after Auli’i Cravalho recently announced she would not be reprising the role.

Back in April at the Walt Disney Company shareholders meeting, Dwayne Johnson appeared with his two daughters and a massive Maui hook, revealing the new film was in the works and that he would be signing on to produce and act in the Live-Action Moana movie.

Related – Dwayne The Rock Johnson to Play Maui in Live-Action Moana Movie

Disney’s Animated Moana Movie

In Disney’s 1994 animated adventure film, “Moana,” viewers are transported to the enchanting world of Oceania. Moana, a spirited young girl, embarks on a daring journey to save her people and discover her true destiny.

Guided by the ancient legends of her ancestors, Moana sets sail on a daring voyage across the vast ocean. With the help of the demigod Maui, she seeks out the mythical island of Te Fiti, which holds the key to restoring harmony to their world.

Encountering treacherous obstacles and breathtaking creatures along the way, Moana learns to harness her inner strength and embrace her identity as a Wayfinder. Together with Maui, who possesses his own special powers, they form an unlikely bond that will be crucial in their quest.

As Moana delves deeper into her mission, she discovers the importance of staying true to herself, respecting her culture, and cherishing the interconnectedness of all living things. Through her courageous journey, she inspires and teaches others about the power of self-discovery, determination, and the importance of preserving the natural beauty of their home.

With stunning animation, captivating music, and a heartfelt story, “Moana” is a captivating tale of adventure, self-discovery, and the indomitable spirit that lies within us all. Join Moana on her extraordinary voyage as she navigates uncharted waters and learns the true meaning of bravery and selflessness.

The original movie grossed almost $683 million worldwide, placing it among the top five for Walt Disney Animation Studios.


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