Disney Finds Its Stars For Live Action Aladdin Remake

Mena Massoud

The movie, to be directed by Guy Ritchie, has Mena Massoud as titular character. So I'm still looking for cast members, we still haven't found exactly which direction we're going in. After news on difficulties of choosing the flawless actor, Disney completes the cast of the live action remake of its classic tale, "Aladdin".

After it was reported that Naomi Scott has been tapped to star as Princess Jasmine in the live-action remake of "Aladdin", many have not stopped buzzing about the English actress' casting. "The awesome Genie will be played by the equally wonderful Will Smith", Bailey said.

Disney has yet to announce who will play the role of Jafar. They will be played by Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott.

Disney has come under fierce criticism for choosing not to cast a non-Arab actor in the new Aladdin film.

"You are complaining that Naomi Scott doesn't have a brown-coloured skin to play as Princess Jasmine in". Just two days ago, a report that Vikas Gupta's brother Siddharth Gupta bagged the role also did the rounds. Since people already know her as the Power Rangers chick, there have been some mixed responses on social media. Principal photography kicks off in August in London. Its remake of Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson as Belle, for instance, was a booming success, breaking records with a $170 million debut earlier this year and garnering $1.3 billion worldwide. And for the upcoming live action remake of the hit classic, Disney picks Will Smith to continue William's the legacy.

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