Published: Sat, July 15, 2017
Entertaiment | By Lawrence Myers

Disney Officially Casts Live-Action Aladdin, Jasmine & Genie

Disney Officially Casts Live-Action Aladdin, Jasmine & Genie

Massoud has secured the coveted role of Aladdin while Scott will be playing Jasmine in the Guy Ritchie-directed Aladdin movie.

"Aladdin will be played by a young actor named Mena Massoud", Walt Disney Studios production president Sean Bailey announced at the D23 Expo on Saturday. The company also confirmed that the duo will join the already-rumored Will Smith, who's now officially attached to step into Robin Williams' pointy shoes as Genie.

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Global casting calls were launched in May with production set to begin in July, but filming was pushed back to August after none of the almost 2,000 people who auditioned were deemed the ideal fit.

And while established stars like Riz Ahmed ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story") and Dev Patel ("Slumdog Millionaire") were flagged by the studio, the film ended up casting a newcomer for the coveted role.

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Massoud is part of the cast of Amazon's Jack Ryan series starring John Krasinski, and previously appeared in the TeenNick series Open Heart.

The film was reportedly struggling to find a suitable actor to play Aladdin. Scott, on the other hand, is best known for her role as Kimberly/the Pink Ranger in this year's semi-successful Power Rangers reboot.

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