Disney has chosen the actors of its “Aladdin” live action film

Will Smith will be portraying the role of Genie.

BY
Ann Manhit

FRESH SCOOPS

07/17/2017 01:23 AM
Disney has chosen the actors of its “Aladdin” live action film
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Canadian actor Mena Massoud has officially clinched the lead role in Guy Richie’s live action remake of Disney’s Aladdin.

Massoud is currently appearing on Amazon series Jack Ryan.


Will Smith is confirmed to play the role of Genie while Naomi Scott will portray Princess Jasmine.

The news was officially revealed at D230 Expo, Disney’s fan convention in Anaheim, California.

Massoud also later tweeted about the official announcement.

It was previously rumoured that the studio was having a hard time casting Aladdin – who needed to be in his 20s, of Middle Eastern or Indian descent, and can sing and dance. Filming was originally pegged in July but was pushed to August because of the alleged casting difficulties.