It's been announced that Mena Massoud will be playing Aladdin, Naomi Scott will be playing Jasmine and, as rumored, Will Smith will be taking the role as Genie, stepping into the impossible shoes of the late, great Robin Williams.
His casting was officially confirmed at the DisneyD23 Expo in California today.
With the likes of The Jungle Book, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast finding success both with critics and at the box office, Disney has plans to adapt many of their other animated features to live-action, including Mulan, Dumbo, The Lion King, and Aladdin.
Massoud is on board as the titular character, while Scott will play his love interest Jasmine. Relative newcomer Mena Massoud has also joined the cast as Aladdin.
John August, whose credits include "Big Fish", wrote the new "Aladdin" script. Dan Lin, who produced Ritchie's two "Sherlock Holmes" movies for Warner Bros., is also producing "Aladdin" through his Lin Pictures company.
The original Aladdin was released in 1992 and it told the story of a the young thief who is granted three wishes by a genie trapped in a lamp - although Jafar, who's evil, wants to become powerful instead. Scott was born in London and is best known for playing Kimberly - or the Pink Ranger - in the newest Power Rangers movie. He is repped by CAA and Overbrook Entertainment.
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