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Disney secures lead roles for live-action ‘Aladdin’

July 15 2017, 4:00 PM EDT By Whitney Paxton


The wait is finally over! Disney has secured the lead roles for it's upcoming live-action Aladdin movie. 

With so many rumors flying around the web in regards to who Disney should cast for such coveted roles, it left us to wonder—just who would Disney choose?

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After months of searching Disney revealed that newcomer Mena Massoud will be playing Aladdin, while Power Rangers star Naomi Scott has secured the role of Princess Jasmine. The announcement was made at D23, where rumors of Will Smith playing the Genie were also confirmed. 

Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott confirmed for live-action Aladdin

[photo via Getty Images]

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. Aladdin will be the most recent installment of Disney's live-action adaptations. With such an ambitious project to tackle, Disney has brought on producer Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes) and executive producer Jonathan Eirich to work with director Guy Ritchie. Executive music producer Chris Montan (Pocahontas, Frozen) and producer Marc Platt (Mary Poppins Returns) are also consulting on this project.

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