Here's Who Will Play Aladdin In Disney's Live Action Remake

Aladdin finds its lead actor in Jack Ryan actor, Will Smith to voice Genie

Disney has finally revealed the cast of its live-action remake of 1992 hit animated fantasy film Aladdin, io9 reported on Saturday.

Disney also announced the casting of the film's other lead characters with up-and-comers Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott cast as Aladdin and Jasmine, respectively.

Naomi Scott also isn't a huge name at the moment, but she did star in the recent Power Rangers reboot, which didn't go according to plan. Both relative up and comers, it will be nice to see fresh faces take on this classic. With such an ambitious project to tackle, Disney has brought on producer Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes) and executive producer Jonathan Eirich to work with director Guy Ritchie. The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of this station.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, "finding a male lead in his 20s who can act and sing has proven hard - especially since the studio wants someone of Middle-Eastern or Indian descent". 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".

The role of Genie was originated by late comedian, Robin Williams.

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Apparently over 2,000 actors auditioned for the role of Aladdin, with Disney looking at the likes of Dev Patel and Riz Ahmed, before deciding that Massoud was their man.

A release date was not announced.

Another up and coming young actor will play Aladdin himself.

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