Disney's Aladdin: Mena Massoud to play Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Will Smith as Genie

Disney revealed the cast of Aladdin's live-action movie
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There have been several reports making the rounds about the casting of Disney's new Aladdin live action film. Twitterati suggested the makers cast Hrithik Roshan, Dev Patel, Fawad Khan, Riz Ahmed and other actors for the role of Aladdin, whereas they suggested Priyanka Chopra as Princess Jasmine.

Now, the makers of Disney has finally announced the cast for the live action film. They tweeted, "Mena Massoud announced as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Will Smith as Genie in live-action Aladdin! #D23Expo"

They announced this much-awaited news at the D23 Expo on Saturday in California.

An ecstatic Mena thanked Disney and quote tweeted their tweet saying, "So honored & grateful for the opportunity to help bring this magical story to life once again. Let's get to work! #Aladdin #Disney"

Whereas Naomi stated, "So excited to be a part of this adventure! This is gonna be fun :)"

It will be exciting to see Will Smith in the role of the iconic genie. The original Aladdin had legendary Robin Williams as the genie and his character is still considered as one of the best in the world of movies.

Are you excited for this much-awaited flick? Let us know in the comments below.

The film is set to go on floors in the month of August in London. The hunt for the main villain Jafar is still on and the makers are likely to cast a known face for the important role. There are reports that Tom Hardy is in the race for the role of Jafar.

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Comments

Deepika auditioned for both Aladdin and Fast & Furious and others beat her to the role.

DP screen test Failed she was rejected

Lol as if you know DP's personal schedule and what screen tests she's giving.... Don't make statements on thing's you don't know or have idea about.... Post it pv

Ethnic-wise, Disney playing safe and half-stepping and blah on her. I was, on male part, hoping for Dev

The girl isnt doe eyed, boring

I hope they are super talented because they don't look like Aladdin or Jasmine at all. Psyched about will smith playing genie though.

Not that impressed.

Will Smith? Meh!

They should of signed Hrithik as Aladdin and Aishwarya as Jasmine instead.

Aladdin is middle eastern dudeeee and they r too old ! so NO!!

Yes , the characters are meant to be very young & the actors are also expected to do their singing themselves ! The tale is a part of the Arabian Nights but the story itself is Chinese with everything happening in China. My picture book as a child depicted Alladin as a little Chinese boy with a single pigtail . Their original names are Allaudin & the princess's name is Badroulboudor (or something like that). The story is also nothing like what Disney made it out to be.

They are supposed to be teenagers!

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