The ‘Aladdin’ and ‘Charlie’s Angels’ actress joins a cast that also includes Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery and Rupert Friend.
Naomi Scott is headed for Netflix.
The Aladdin and Charlie’s Angels grad has been tapped to star in Netflix anthology Anatomy of a Scandal.
From prolific producer David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies, Big Sky), the series explores sexual consent and privilege. Set in London, the seasonal anthology is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Sarah Vaughan.
Scott will portray Olivia Lytton, a parliamentary researcher with a bright future who’s facing a powerful adversary. She joins a cast that also includes Sienna Miller, Michelle Dockery and Rupert Friend.
Scott is perhaps best known for her leading role as Princess Jasmine in last year’s live-action take on Disney’s Aladdin. She also starred opposite Kristen Stewart in Sony’s Charlie’s Angels redo. She next will star alongside Anthony Ramos in Distant. She’s repped by WME, M88 and Sloane Offer.
Kelley and Melissa James Gibson (The Americans) serve as writers, showrunners and exec producers on Anatomy of a Scandal. S.J. Clarkson (Jessica Jones) will direct all six hourlong episodes. Liza Chasin, Bruna Papandrea, Steve Hutensky and Allie Goss exec produce; author Vaughan and Margaret Chernin co-exec produce. The series is envisioned as an anthology, with plans to focus on a new story each season.
Naomi Scott, who had a breakout performance as Princess Jasmine in Disney’s Aladdin, is set to co-star with Hamilton star Anthony Ramos in Amblin Partners’ upcoming comedic sci-fi film Distant. Scott joins the film after the withdrawal of Rachel Brosnahan, who had to part ways with the project due to scheduling conflicts with production on the next season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The film tells the story of an asteroid miner who, after crash-landing on an alien planet, must contend with the challenges of his new surroundings, while making his way across the harsh terrain to the only other survivor – a woman who is trapped in her escape pod. Blades of Glory directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon will direct. Spenser Cohen penned the spec script.
Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Fred Berger and Anna Halberg will produce. Speck and Gordon will also serve as executive producers, along with Jonathan Rothbart and Matt Hirsch. Kevin Vafi will co-produce. Jeb Brody, Amblin Partner’s President of Production, and John Buderwitz, Creative Executive, will oversee for the studio.
After making her film debut in Lionsgate’s Power Rangers pic, Scott beat out a number of individuals for the coveted role of Princess Jasmine in Disney’s live-action adaptation of Aladdin. The film impressed fans and critics alike, not only because of her acting chops but also her singing skills. The film went on to gross over $1 billion at the worldwide box office and put Scott on everyone’s radar — including Elizabeth Banks, who would quickly tap her as one of the new stars of Sony’s Charlie’s Angels reboot.
Scott is repped by WME, Echo Lake Entertainment and Sloane, Offer.
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