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Disney's live-action Aladdin finally finds its stars

Mena Massoud Disney's live-action Aladdin finally finds its stars
Lamar Ellis | 16 July, 2017, 01:02

Mena Massoud will play Aladdin in Disney's live-action film. While the studio reportedly had several actresses in mind for Jasmine (including the victor Naomi Scott), Disney apparently struggled to cast Aladdin. Will Smith had been previously announced as the Genie.

Will Smith has already been cast as the Genie.

The reveal was made on stage at D23, Disney's massive annual fan event, where the studio revealed more info on their upcoming version of the animated classic.

There has been much speculation about who will be taking on the roles in the Guy Ritchie remake of the 1992 hit film.

Massoud is a largely unknown actor with just 17 credits to his name on IMDB, including several episodes of the Canadian TV show "Open Heart".

Despite being a relative unknown, Massoud, an Egyptian native who was raised in Canada, now stars in Amazon's Jack Ryan series alongside The Office alum John Krasinski.

The film was reportedly struggling to find a suitable actor to play Aladdin.

Here's who may replace the legendary Robin Williams in Disney's remake of "Aladdin".

"There have been conversations and, although nothing is set in stone and things are subject to change, he's certainly one of Guy's favored choices", a source revealed to The Sun.

"But it has to be avery fast discovery process because at this point shooting is supposed to start in August".

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