Disney Channel Casts Mitchell Hope In “Descendants” Movie
There’s a new Disney Channel Original Movie on the way called “Descendants.” The film is about the children of Disney Villains coming together with the children of Disney princes and princesses and deciding if they want to embrace good or evil moving forward in life.
So far Disney’s Dove Cameron (“Liv And Maddie”) has been cast as Maleficent’s daughter Mal, and now we know that Mitchell Hope has been cast as Belle and Beast’s son, Ben.
Here’s what Disney Channel’s Senior VP of Casting and Talent, Judy Taylor, had to say about Mitchell:
We were intrigued by Mitchell’s natural acting style, boyish charm and winning personality, and when we brought him to Los Angeles to read opposite Dove [Cameron], it was apparent that he embodied the inherent good nature of ‘Ben’ and the sense of fairness that the character represents.
“Descendants” will premiere on the Disney Channel in 2015 and is being directed by Kenny Ortega, who also directed “High School Musical.”