Aladdin Movie Cast: Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott Land Aladdin, Jasmine Roles

Posted July 16, 2017

Disney has officially announced Will Smith will play Genie in Guy Ritchie's remake of Aladdin, along with revealing who'll play the two lead roles. Guy Ritchie is directing the film which will give the Disney animated classic a live-action, musical update.

A more familiar face will play Jasmine, as Disney has cast Power Rangers star Naomi Scott for the role.

Another up and coming young actor will play Aladdin himself.

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Will Smith has already been cast as the Genie.

Disney has been giving the live-action treatment to several of its beloved animated film. Smith's casting, of course, was originally revealed back in April, but this is the first time Disney has confirmed the news. Massoud is slated to appear in the upcoming Amazon series Jack Ryan (yes, the dad book Jack Ryan) and was a recurring character on the TeenNick drama Open Heart.

Here's who may replace the legendary Robin Williams in Disney's remake of "Aladdin". While the studio reportedly had several actresses in mind for Jasmine (including the victor Naomi Scott), Disney apparently struggled to cast Aladdin. The studio was said to be looking for an actor of Middle-Eastern or Indian descent in his 20s who can sing and dance, which apparently proved "difficult". Aladdin is expected to go into production in the coming months, with a 2019 release date planned.

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