Meet Disney's Live Action Aladdin Cast


It's a whole new world now that we have a cast for Disney's upcoming live-action Aladdin.

Will Smith, Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott were the three cast members announced at the D23 Expo on Saturday.

Aladdin is only one of a number of live-action updates of classic animated Disney films.

They also revealed that the live action version of Agrabah will be a "vibrant cosmopolitan city" drawing inspiration from the Middle East, India and parts of China. The company also confirmed that the duo will join the already-rumored Will Smith, who's now officially attached to step into Robin Williams' pointy shoes as Genie.

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Guy Ritchie was previously announced as director.

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.

Massoud is relatively new to the film industry, having no major movie roles to his name, but he will appear on a number of episodes of the John Krasinski-led Amazon series Jack Ryan later this year. A release date is not now set for the project but expect it to arrive in either 2018 or 2019.

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