Will Smith will make wishes come true in 'Aladdin' remake

16 July, 2017, 00:58 | Author: Warren Cooper
  • Aladdin finds its lead actor in Jack Ryan actor, Will Smith to voice Genie

Disney has officially unveiled its central cast for Guy Ritchie's live-action adaptation of the classic animated film Aladdin.

The Aladdin remake follows a successful live-action retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" released earlier this year.

After a search that was publicly giving Disney some major difficulties, someone will be showing you a whole new world and hopping on a magic carpet soon enough.

News about the Aladdin movie cast was confirmed at the D23 Expo at the Anaheim Convention Center in California on July 15, Friday.

Disney unveiled Mena Massoud to play the title role of Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, with Will Smith starring as Genie.

It was reported several days ago that Ritchie was struggling to find a lead actor for the film.

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British star Naomi is best known for her role in the recent Power Rangers reboot while Egyption-born, Canada-bred Mena is set to star in the upcoming Jack Ryan television series.

Will Smith completes the main Aladdin movie cast as Genie.

Smith had been rumoured for weeks to be taking the role made famous by Robin Williams in the original 1992 cartoon.

Massoud is a largely unknown actor with just 17 credits to his name on IMDB, including several episodes of the Canadian TV show "Open Heart".

Dan Lin is producing Aladdin through his company Lin Pictures, and Jonathan Eirich has been named executive producer.

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