Disney has finally found its starts that will portray Aladdin, Jasmine, and Genie, making every Disney fan nothing but excited for the live-action remake of Aladdin. The announcement was made in the recent D23 Expo held on Sunday. Here's a look into the current casting of the upcoming movie.
Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud is set to take on the role of the titular character who was originally voiced by Scott Weinger. He first appeared as a terrorist in the TV Series Nikita back in 2011.
Confirming the gossip that has been spreading over the internet recently, Will Smithwill be portraying Genie which was originally made famous by Robin Williams.
The upcoming remake of the classic Disney film will be directed by Guy Ritchie, who also directed Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, and King Arthur. It will go back to the original Arabian folktale One Thousand and One Nights and will be taking inspiration from the Middle East, India, and China to bring the fictional city of Agrabah to life.