This will make you very happy: Disney has cast a major star in the Aladdin live-action remake

The much-loved actor is perfect for the role

Disney has officially announced the cast of its upcoming Aladdin live-action remake…and it’s good news for Will Smith fans.


The A-list funnyman will be tasked with stepping up to the challenge of playing the role of the Genie, previously voiced by the late, great Robin Williams.

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Disney production President Sean Bailey also said this morning that newcomer Mena Massoud will star as the mischievous Aladdin, while Naomi Scott – who played Kimberley in Power Rangers – will take the role of Jasmine.

Egyptian-born Canadian actor will play the title role (Credit: Getty)
Naomi Scott (Credit: Getty)

The film is set to be directed by Guy Ritchie.

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