Aladdin Movie Cast: Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott Land Aladdin, Jasmine Roles

Aladdin is only one of a number of live-action updates of classic animated Disney films. Disney doesn't mess around with their casting, but the Aladdin-to-be not having a huge reel saves him from the potential cocked eyebrows that come along with Will Smith's casting.

It's a whole new world for Disney's live-action Aladdin, as the studio has finally cast the film's three major roles, Variety announces.

It seemed finding a male lead who can act and sing, in his 20s, was hard especially as the studio needed someone of Middle-Eastern or Indian descent.

Scott, meanwhile, made her blockbuster debut earlier this year as the Pink Ranger in March's Power Rangers. The actor has been confirmed to play the role of Genie in Disney's live-action Aladdin film, and fans are totally freaking out about his new role.

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Massoud is a Canadian actor whose credits include the series "Jack Ryan", "Open Heart" and "Saving Hope".

Will Smith completes the main Aladdin movie cast as Genie. As the Hollywood Reporter notes, it took months for casting directors, who reportedly tested more than 2,000 actors, to find the movie's lead.

Dan Lin is producing Aladdin through his company Lin Pictures, and Jonathan Eirich has been named executive producer.

Although Disney is still on the hunt to fill the roles of the Jafar, the Sultan, and Iago, filming is set to begin in London in August.

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