Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott to star in Aladdin!
There have been numerous reports making the rounds about the casting of Disney's new Aladdin live action movie. Twitterati suggested the makers cast Hrithik Roshan, Dev Patel, Fawad Khan, Riz Ahmed and other actors for the role of Aladdin, whereas they suggested Priyanka Chopra as Princess Jasmine.
Now, the makers of Disney has finally pronounced the cast for the live action movie. They tweeted, "Mena Massoud announced as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Will Smith as Genie in live-action Aladdin! #D23Expo"
They pronounced this much-awaited news at the D23 Expo on Saturday in California.
An ecstatic Mena thanked Disney and quote tweeted their tweet telling, "So honored& grateful for the opportunity to help bring this magical story to life once again. Let's get to work! #Aladdin #Disney"
Whereas Naomi specified, "So excited to be a part of this adventure! This is gonna be fun :)"
It will be exciting to see Will Smith in the role of the iconic genie. The original Aladdin had legendary Robin Williams as the genie and his character is still considered as one of the best in the world of movies.
The movie is set to go on floors in the month of August in London. The hunt for the main villain Jafar is still on and the makers are likely to cast a known face for the important role. There are reports that Tom Hardy is in the race for the role of Jafar.