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Mena Massoud Will Be Disney's Next Aladdin

Mena Massoud Will Be Disney's Next Aladdin

Disney have announced the casting for Guy Ritchie's live-action remake of Aladdin - It includes Will Smith as the Genie.

As previously announced, "the awesome Genie will be played by the equally wonderful Will Smith", Bailey said.

And while established stars like Riz Ahmed ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story") and Dev Patel ("Slumdog Millionaire") were flagged by the studio, the film ended up casting a newcomer for the coveted role.

Disney has officially found its Aladdin, Jasmine, and Genie for the live-action "Aladdin" remake.

Massoud is relatively new to the film industry, having no major movie roles to his name, but he will appear on a number of episodes of the John Krasinski-led Amazon series Jack Ryan later this year.

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

Scott, meanwhile, made her blockbuster debut earlier this year as the Pink Ranger in March's "Power Rangers".

Dan Lin will produce the project under his Lin Pictures banner and Jonathan Eirich will executive produce.

A release date was not announced.

Aladdin will begin shooting in August in London and the film has yet to cast the villainous Jafar, the squawking Iago, the monkey Abu, and the tiger Raja.

Two militants killed in Tral encounter
The Kashmiris were killed during a violent siege and search operation by the force in Wantiwen area of the town. Vaid said that some of the militants are still hiding inside a cave and hoped that more will be elminated.


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