Disney casts live-action Aladdin stars, Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott!

Disney casts live-action Aladdin stars, Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott!

Disney casts live-action Aladdin stars, Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott!

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It's a whole new world with a whole new cast.

Disney have found their stars for the live-action remake of Aladdin. Disney is now on the hunt for villain Jafar, who will likely be played by a name actor.

Mena Massoud will be joined by Power Rangers star Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and none other than Will Smith playing Genie.

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Disney previously said it was having trouble casting an actor for its titular lead, prompting people to offer their own suggestions online. It was proving more hard than the studio imagined to find actors of Middle Eastern descent. In the animated Aladdin, Robin Williams voiced the character and created one of the most famous Disney Animated characters. Thankfully for Naomi Scott, her portrayal of the sassy and smart Pink Ranger in the recent Power Rangers remake has resulted in mostly positive response to her taking on the strong and stubborn Princess Jasmine.

Will Smith completes the main Aladdin movie cast as Genie. Massoud is a relative newcomer to Hollywood with only a few credits to his name. Start dream-casting Jafar! Dan Lin, who worked with Ritchie in the two Sherlock Holmes movies, is producing Aladdin.

Following the adventures of the street rat, the story is based on a Middle Eastern folk tale of Aladdin who is granted three wishes by a genie who is captive inside a magic lamp.

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