Disney Announces Main Aladdin Cast Including Will Smith

Mena Massoud

Will Smith has already been cast to play the Genie, and now Disney has revealed the two actors tasked with portraying Aladdin and Princess Jasmine.

The news was announced at Disney's popular D23 expo this weekend, and although no other information about Aladdin is now known - it'll start shooting in August - other Disney films were teased today, such as Tim Burton's live-action Dumbo, which is set for March 29, 2019 release.

Submit your Newswire tips here. Most recently Scott was seen playing the Pink Power Ranger in 2017's Power Rangers adaptation while Massoud can be seen in the Jack Ryan television series. That's not least that they need to find someone to play the villain, Jafar, as well as various other roles.

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On the heels of rumors involving roadblocks during casting, Disney unveiled Mena Massoud will play Aladdin, Naomi Scott will play Jasmine, and Will Smith will star as Genie.

The newcomer has landed the starring role in Guy Ritchie's live-action remake of "Aladdin", Disney announced Saturday, just one week after the production expressed frustration in finding a suitable candidate.

A release date was not announced.

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