Will Smith Confirmed To Play Genie In Live-Action 'Aladdin' Movie

Aladdin finds its lead actor in Jack Ryan actor, Will Smith to voice Genie

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

In addition to the Aladdin casting, Disney's D23 Expo revealed details regarding a plethora of upcoming projects, including a live-action Dumbo film helmed by Tim Burton and starring Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Eva Green and Danny DeVito.

Before we get to see Aladdin in cinemas, Mena Massoud will star in Tom Clancy Amazon TV series Jack Ryan. "Jasmine will be played by Naomi Scott". They join the now confirmed Will Smith as the genie.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio was looking for an actor in his 20s, who could sing and dance and was of "Middle-Eastern or Indian descent", and it spent months screen testing actors with no success.

Disney has been giving the live-action treatment to several of its beloved animated film.

Aladdin finds its lead actor in Jack Ryan actor, Will Smith to voice Genie

The Aladdin movie was originally slated to begin production in July, but the start of filming has been moved to August due to casting delays. Scott, a British actress and singer whose mother hails from Northern India, recently starred in the Power Rangers reboot as the Pink Ranger.

Jafar is the Royal Vizier of Agrabah who is bent on taking over the kingdom by exploiting Genie's magic.

An official release date has not been set, though Aladdin was not included in their 2017-2019 lineup.

As Zimbio reported earlier in the week, Disney was having difficulty finding their Aladdin, reportedly even after auditioning 2,000-plus actors.


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