The Disney Channel has found the two stars for its live-action film based on the beloved animated series Kim Possible.
Newcomer Sadie Stanley, 16, will play the crime-fighting title character, and The Goldbergs star Sean Giambrone, 18, will appear opposite her as clumsy sidekick Ron Stoppable. This is Stanley's first film role, earned in her first-ever audition. However, Judy Taylor, senior vice president of casting and talent relations at the Disney Channel, has faith in her lead.
“Sadie delivers Kim’s confidence, smarts, and agility; most importantly, she’s an everyday girl with an extraordinary spirit," Taylor said in a statement.
Airing from 2002 to 2007 on the Disney Channel, Kim Possible centered on the eponymous teen, who navigated the pitfalls of high school while also fighting such villains as Drakken and Shego, with help of Ron and his naked mole-rat Rufus. The animated series inspired two animated movies, 2003's Kim Possible: A Stitch in Time and 2005's Kim Possible Movie: So the Drama.
The movie will be written by Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley, who created the series, along with Josh Cagan and Zanne Devine. Schooley, Cagan, and Devine will also executive produce. Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky are attached to direct. Production is set to begin this summer for a targeted 2019 premiere.