Will Smith Cast as Genie, Princess Jasmine and Prince Ali Also Named for Live-Action ‘Aladdin’

Naomi Scott (Jasmine) & Mena Massoud (Aladdin)

It’s been months since the announcement of a live-action Aladdin film and Disney is finally putting the cast together.

At the D23 Expo 2017, we learned comedian Will Smith will take on the roll as Genie. Meanwhile, Mena Massoud will be playing Aladdin and Naomi Scott will be Jasmine.

Massoud has a short list of acting gigs, which includes projects like:

  • Nikita
  • Masters of Crime
  • Open Heart
  • Jack Ryan

Naomi Scott on the other hand, is a bit more well-known and has also played a roll in a previous Disney film. She’s become a star ever since becoming the Pink Ranger in Power Rangers, but also played as Mohini in Disney’s TV movie Lemonade Mouth.

Scott is stoked about the upcoming project:

There is still no timeline for when Aladdin will start filming, or when it will hit theaters.


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