Aladdin Live-Action Cast Revealed

by Dwayne Torres July 16, 2017, 0:10
Aladdin Live-Action Cast Revealed

After SO MUCH speculation, actor who will play Aladdin in Disney's live action movie has been revealed as Mena Massoud.

Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott were the three cast members announced at the D23 Expo on Saturday. He will be playing the role made famous by the late Robin Williams, who voiced the Genie in Aladdin and the sequel Aladdin and the King of Thieves.

Lion actor Dev Patel and Star Wars star Riz Ahmed were both rumored to be in contention for the role in Ritchie's take of the 1992 Disney animated classic.

Mena Massoud will play Aladdin in Disney's live-action film.

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According to Entertainment Weekly, Mena Massoud is a Canadian actor and now appears on the new Amazon series Jack Ryan He also starred in the TV series Open Heart and Saving Hope.

After appearing in numerous TV shows like The 99, Saving Hope and Open Heart, tis will be his first major big screen role. The studio was said to be looking for an actor of Middle-Eastern or Indian descent in his 20s who can sing and dance, which apparently proved "difficult". Scott, a British actress and singer whose mother hails from Northern India, recently starred in the Power Rangers reboot as the Pink Ranger.

Disney is hoping to start shooting Aladdin next month in the United Kingdom, but there's still got plenty of work to do before then.

A release date on the remake is yet to be announced, but filming is expected to begin in early 2018.


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