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

Ruben Ruiz
July 15, 2017

Smith had been rumoured for weeks to be taking the role made famous by Robin Williams in the original 1992 cartoon.

Mena Massoud, who is best known for his work in TV's Jack Ryan, will play Aladdin.

During Disney's live-action movie presentation at D23, president of production Sean Bailey revealed that Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Will Smith will star in Guy Ritchie's Aladdin. The announcement came on the heels of rumors the studio was conducting a global search in an attempt to find cast members of Middle Eastern or Indian descent.

Global casting calls were launched in May with production set to begin in July, but filming was pushed back to August after none of the almost 2,000 people who auditioned were deemed the ideal fit.

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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.

Another up and coming young actor will play Aladdin himself.

Scott was most recently seen as the Pink Ranger in Saban's "Power Rangers". She previously appeared in a 2011 Disney Channel movie called "Lemonade Mouth", and sang on the film's soundtrack.

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