Newcomer Sadie Stanley cast as lead of 'Kim Possible' live-action movie

Disney's 'Kim Possible' cartoon ran for 87 episodes starting in 2002, receiving an Emmy nomination and spawning two animated movies. 


                            Newcomer Sadie Stanley cast as lead of 'Kim Possible' live-action movie
Sadie Stanley (Getty Images)

Newcomer Sadie Stanley will star as the eponymous hero in the new live-action 'Kim Possible' movie, Disney Channel has revealed.

Variety reports that 'Goldbergs' star Sean Giambrone will play the role of Kim's sidekick Ron Stoppable.

This is 16-year-old Stanley's first movie and the South Carolina native is understandably excited about the outing.

"I'm so excited to finally be able to announce this! It still doesn’t feel real!" the young actress gushed on her Instagram.

"I just want to say that I know the responsibility I am taking on. I know how important this character is to so many people and what she represents. I know this cartoon was one of the greatest and I’m going to do everything I can to do it justice."  

“Sadie delivers Kim’s confidence, smarts, and agility; most importantly, she’s an everyday girl with an extraordinary spirit,” said Judy Taylor, senior vice president of casting and talent relations for Disney Channel, speaking to Variety.

“Sean is such a magnetic actor; he always finds the right balance of physical comedy and heart. We’re excited for audiences to see Sadie and Sean bring these iconic roles to life.” 

Unlike Stanley, Giambrone is no stranger to Hollywood, having starred in the popular TV series 'The Goldbergs' since 2013. The actor will probably film the movie before returning to the show to shoot its sixth season.

The movie was announced in February and is expected to begin production this summer with a tentative release planned for 2019. 

The 'Kim Possible' cartoon ran for 87 episodes starting in 2002, receiving an Emmy nomination and spawning two animated movies. 

The live-action movie will be scripted by the series’ creators Mark McCorkle and Robert Schooley, who are also set to be executive producers. Josh Cagan is also slated to write, while Zanne Devine will join the creators as an executive producer. Adam B. Stein and Zach Lipovsky will co-produce and co-direct the feature.