One star has apparently already signed on for the role of Genie, originally made famous by Robin Williams.
Massoud comes into the project as a mostly unknown factor, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Smith's a good actor with a lot of credits under his belt, but he's got some big, pointy shoes to fill.
Actress Naomi Scott, recently seen in as the Pink Ranger in the Power Rangers reboot, will portray Princess Jasmine.
There has been much speculation about who will be taking on the roles in the Guy Ritchie remake of the 1992 hit film.
It's a whole new world with a whole new cast. Scott, on the other hand, is of Indian descent.
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After some controversy, Aladdin has cast its lead character.
Will Smith will voice the Genie.
The film was reportedly struggling to find a suitable actor to play Aladdin. "But it has to be avery fast discovery process because at this point shooting is supposed to start in August". Dan Lin, who worked with Ritchie in the two Sherlock Holmes movies, is producing Aladdin. Jonathan Eirich is exec producing.