It’s a whole new world with a whole new cast.
The news was officially announced at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, California, on Saturday: Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott are your new Aladdin and Jasmine in Guy Ritchie’s live remake of the animated classic.
Will Smith will play the Genie, which was already rumored.
Mena Massoud announced as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Will Smith as Genie in live-action Aladdin! #D23Expo
— Disney (@Disney) July 15, 2017
The original animated movie was a comic take on the Arabic folk tale of a young man granted three wishes by a genie trapped in a lamp.
“Aladdin” was the highest-grossing film of the year in 1992, and won Academy Awards for best score and best song for “A Whole New World.”
Mena Massoud is a Canadian actor whose credits include the series “Jack Ryan,” “Open Heart” and “Saving Hope.”
— Mena Massoud (@MenaMassoud) July 15, 2017
Naomi Scott also has an impressive resume, recently starring as Kimberly Hart, the Pink Ranger, in the big-screen “Power Rangers” reboot.
So excited to be a part of this adventure! This is gonna be fun 🙂 https://t.co/fFpkkEg2kR
— Naomi Scott (@NaomiScott) July 15, 2017
And here they are:
Isn’t there quite the resemblance between the former Aladdin and the next one?
Naomi Scott as Jasmine
I don’t think so anyone else could be more suitable for Genie other than him
You ain’t never had a cast like this!