Mena Massoud cast as Aladdin in Disney live-action remake

Main Cast Announced for Live Action Aladdin

Disney has found its Aladdin, Jasmine, and Genie for the live-action adaptation of the animated classic "Aladdin".

Guy Ritchie, who has always been rumoured as the director was also confirmed as the man behind the camera. 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.

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The casting was announced at Disney's D23 Expo in California on Saturday.

Massoud has mainly worked in television and is set to star alongside John Krasinski in the forthcoming Jack Ryan television series as Tarek Kassar, while Scott is coming off of Lionsgate's attempt at rebooting Power Rangers.

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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.

It was also revealed that Princess Jasmine will NOT be played by Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall, despite many reports.

Disney made it clear that they were looking for actors who could both sing and act, as the live-action Aladdin movie will be every bit a musical as its animated counterpart.

After a search that was publicly giving Disney some major difficulties, someone will be showing you a whole new world and hopping on a magic carpet soon enough.

"But it has to be avery fast discovery process because at this point shooting is supposed to start in August". A release date is still forthcoming.

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