Disney finally has found its live-action Aladdin

Mena Massoud

Disney finally has found its live-action Aladdin

The company has also announced that newcomer Mena Massoud will be playing Aladdin, while Power Rangers star Naomi Scott has been picked to be Jasmine.

Disney has also announced that live-action versions of Mulan and The Lion King are also in the works.

The singer previously addressed the rumours but refused to deny or confirm any involvement in the film which is being directed by Guy Ritchie. The actor sang the hit song "Friend Like Me", which fans are hoping that Will Smith will now take over along with the role. His co-star as Princess Jasmine will be English actress Naomi Scott, who is partially of Gujarati heritage.

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New Live-Action Remake: Mena Massoud. Scott, on the other hand, is of Indian descent.

Will Smith will play the Genie, which was already rumored. In the animated Aladdin, Robin Williams voiced the character and created one of the most famous Disney Animated characters.

There's no word yet as to which actor will join the Aladdin cast as Jafar.

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Jafar is the Royal Vizier of Agrabah who is bent on taking over the kingdom by exploiting Genie's magic.

The Hollywood Reporter notes that filming on Aladdin is due to begin in London in August, but there are some roles yet to be filled.

Dan Lin, who worked with Ritchie on Sherlock Holmes, is producing via his Lin Pictures banner, with Jonathan Eirich acting as executive producer.

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