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Disney casts live-action Aladdin stars, Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott!

Disney casts live-action Aladdin stars, Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott!

Scott will snuggle up to her pet tiger Rajah as Princess Jasmine. Canadian Mena Massoud has been tapped as our live action Aladdin.

What are your thoughts on Will Smith being cast as Genie in the live-action Aladdin film?

Smith has been cast as Genie, the larger-than-life mystical entity originated in 1992 by the late Robin Williams.

Newcomer Mena Massoud is taking the leading role as Aladdin. And his name is Mena Massoud.

He also confirmed a few other live-action projects. Start dream-casting Jafar!

Liu Xiaobo, China's Nobel laureate and political dissident, dies at 61
Liu, who had late-stage liver cancer, died of multiple organ failures, according to the justice bureau of Shenyang City. In that case, Yu says, "he would [have] become a standard-bearer for China's democratization and civil society".


The film was reportedly struggling to find a suitable actor to play 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 favoured choices".

The Hollywood Reporter notes that filming on Aladdin is due to begin in London in August, but there are some roles yet to be filled. All three actors were rumored for their respective roles in recent months, but they've now been officially announced as part of the cast of Ritchie's Disney fairytale adaptation.

Dan Lin, who worked with Ritchie on Sherlock Holmes, is producing via his Lin Pictures banner, with Jonathan Eirich acting as executive producer. Jonathan Eirich is executive producing. The retelling is expected to keep the musical elements from the animated version.


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