The Cast Of Live Action 'Aladdin' Has Been Announced
Disney have announced the cast for their live action Aladdin, revealing that Will Smith will be taking on the iconic role of Genie.
Power Rangers actress Naomi Scott will play Jasmine, while relative newcomer Mena Massoud (he was in the Jack Ryan TV series) has won the role of Aladdin.
🚨NEW ALADDIN CAST🚨
Mena Messoud ➡️ Aladdin
Naomi Scott ➡️ Jasmine
Will Smith ➡️ Genie pic.twitter.com/1cXFclUU6Z
— Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) July 15, 2017
Guy Ritchie will be directing this live action remake, which – like Beauty and the Beast before it – will be a musical.
There’s no release date yet, but we’d estimate sometime around the 2019/2020 mark.
Disney have a whole host of live action remakes lined up.
Jon Favreau is directing a live-action Lion King (with Donald Glover, James Earl Jones, Seth Rogen and (rumoured) Hugh Hackman), while live-action Mulan has also been commissioned.
The Aladdin cast certainly seems to have gone down well with fans:
I don't know who he is but he's Arab so I'm happy they cast him as Aladdin. AN UNKNOWN IS WHAT I BEEN BEGGING FOR. pic.twitter.com/qxm8a8x2zC
— Jumah 🇵🇸 (@WokeMutant) July 15, 2017
man I can't wait for aladdin pic.twitter.com/XxOkCSyVjD
— 八ばん [Erick] (@MarionakaArena) July 15, 2017
Will Smith can pull off the voice of Genie. Nobody can do what Robin did. No point in trying. Will can make it fun.
— Small Freedia (@KidFury) July 15, 2017
— Philiana (@insidethetube) July 15, 2017
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