Previous news from the director of the upcoming remake of Aladdin had taken the internet by storm. Having stated that he was facing a difficulty in casting for the lead roles in the upcoming live-action remake, suspense and hype had escalated quickly around the film.

However as reported by ign.com at the recent D23 Expo Disney has finally revealed the cast for the much awaited for the movie, Aladdin.

The very sought for the role of Aladdin will be played by Mena Massoud, much to the disappointment of Fawad Khan fans.

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On the other hand, the leading lady role of Jasmine will be played by the Power Rangers’ Naomi Scott.

Meanwhile our all time favorite character of the story, Genie will be performed by none other than the talented Will Smith.

Producer Dan Lin had previously revealed how the filmmakers’ priority attempt was to confirm a cast with diverse leads for a better authenticity of the film. Either way, this star-studded cast is bound to make this film an ultimate success. The inspiration for the film will be the animated Disney version as well as the classic collection of stories ‘One Thousand and One Nights’.

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