Disney Announces The Lead Actors For Guy Ritchie's Live-Action Aladdin

Disney Announces The Lead Actors For Guy Ritchie's Live-Action Aladdin

Disney Announces The Lead Actors For Guy Ritchie's Live-Action Aladdin

The arrival of Massoud and Scott adds to a cast list that already includes Will Smith in the role of Genie. Also joining him in the Guy Richie-directed Aladdin will be all-around swell guy Will Smith as the Genie, and Power Rangers' Naomi Scott as Jasmine. The actor sang the hit song "Friend Like Me", which fans are hoping that Will Smith will now take over along with the role.

It was also revealed that Princess Jasmine will NOT be played by Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall, despite many reports.

Disney is hoping to start shooting Aladdin next month in the United Kingdom, but there's still got plenty of work to do before then.

The Egyptian-born Canadian actor, a relative newcomer, stars in the Amazon series "Jack Ryan". All three actors were rumored for their respective roles in recent months, but they've now been officially announced as part of the cast of Ritchie's Disney fairytale adaptation.

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Disney announced the cast for its upcoming live-action remake of "Aladdin" Saturday on Twitter. The announcement came with a pointed, veiled from Bailey about The Hollywood Reporter's article on the studio's hard finding their young male lead.

Aladdin is now set to start shooting in August.

There's still no release date for Aladdin, but we are following the story and will update as soon as a date is revealed.

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