Aladdin and Jasmine for the Upcoming Aladdin Live Action Movie Has Been Cast

Do you love Disney as much as we do at TCF Daily? Did you grow up with parents who let you watch classic Disney movies such as Cinderella, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast? Did you memorize the lyrics of the movies’ OST by heart? Then you definitely are a Disney baby!

Back in March, a live action movie of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson has been released. If you have watched, it was really nice to reminisce the old times by singing to “Be My Guest” and “Tale as Old as Time” while watching the movie. And we also think that they made the right choice for the cast especially Emma Watson as Belle!

Recently, news that Disney is looking for an actor and an actress who would play as Aladdin and Jasmine in the live action movie for Aladdin and it seems that the waiting is over. At the D23 Expo, it was announced that Aladdin is going to be played by Canadian actor Mena Massoud. Sources say that he was born in Egypt and was raised in Canada. He has also worked in television, playing Jared Malik in the 2015 series Open Heart and will play Tarek Kassar in the upcoming series Jack Ryan.

Photo credit: Mena Massoud's Instagram
Photo credit: Mena Massoud’s Instagram

Meanwhile, Naomi Scott, an English actress and singer who recently appeared as Pink Ranger in the Power Rangers reboot, will be playing the Princess Jasmine. Scott also starred as Mohini “Mo” Banjaree in the Disney Channel original movie Lemonade Mouth, and as Megan in TV series Life Bites.

Photo credit: Naomi Scott's Instagram

And finally, Genie will be brought to life by none other than Will Smith!

Photo credit: Will Smith's Instagram
Photo credit: Will Smith’s Instagram

 

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