‘Aladdin’: Disney Casts Aladdin, Jasmine & Genie

It’s a whole new world as Aladdin is making the jump from animated to live action. And despite reports that Disney was having a difficult time casting Aladdin and Jasmine, this latest casting news straight out of D23 Expo says otherwise.

Disney has cast the roles of Aladdin, Jasmine, and Genie in its highly anticipated live action Aladdin, which will be directed by Guy Ritchie.

Mena Massoud will play Aladdin, Naomi Scott will play Princess Jasmine, and Will Smith will be portraying the Genie.

Production on Aladdin is set to begin in August in London. According to THR, Disney is currently searching for likely a well-known actor to take on the villainous role of Jafar.

What are your thoughts on these Aladdin castings? Sound off in the comments!

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