Published: Sun, July 16, 2017
Culture | By Henry Herrera

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

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

Walt Disney Pictures has found success in recent years with their live-action adaptations of films from their animated classics vault.

Actress Naomi Scott, recently seen in as the Pink Ranger in the Power Rangers reboot, will portray Princess Jasmine.

As previously announced, "the fantastic Genie will be played by the equally wonderful Will Smith", Bailey said.

What are your thoughts on Will Smith being cast as Genie in the live-action Aladdin film?

Mena Massoud, an Egyptian-born, Canadian-raised actor, will play Aladdin.

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Apparently over 2,000 actors auditioned for the role of Aladdin, with Disney looking at the likes of Dev Patel and Riz Ahmed, before deciding that Massoud was their man. Smith's casting, of course, was originally revealed back in April, but this is the first time Disney has confirmed the news.

In the original animated version of Aladdin, which came out in 1992, Genie was famously voiced by the late Robin Williams.

The Aladdin movie was originally slated to begin production in July, but the start of filming has been moved to August due to casting delays.

The film was reportedly struggling to find a suitable actor to play Aladdin.

With so many rumors flying around the web in regards to who Disney should cast for such coveted roles, it left us to wonder-just who would Disney choose?

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