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'Aladdin' Cast Announced: Meet Mena Massoud & Naomi Scott!

'Aladdin' Cast Announced: Meet Mena Massoud & Naomi Scott!

The casting difficulties had reportedly held up production on the live-action remake, which was initially scheduled to go into production in July.

Sean Bailey announced, "Aladdin will be played by a young actor named Mena Massoud".

The Little Mix singer was beaten to the punch by Naomi Scott, after over 2,000 auditions, according to Daily Edge.

Naomi Scott, seen recently in Power Rangers, will slip into the skin of Jasmine. She has previously worked with Disney as she starred in the Disney Channel original movie Lemonade Mouth in 2011.

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Mena Massoud, an Egyptian-Canadian actor, was announced as the lead character and while having played a fair few roles in his time this is definitely a major break for the actor. The cast of voices included Scott Weinger (Aladdin), Robin Williams (Genie), Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), and Linda Larkin (Jasmine), with Tony victor Lea Salonga lending the singing voice of Jasmine. The casting has also gotten a lot of attention over whether the leads should be Middle Eastern actors.

Aladdin has countless such looks to draw from-most notably, Princess Jasmine's quintessential periwinkle two-piece ensemble, which she wears for much of the film-and Scott, with her nascent fashion cred, is perfectly positioned to pull them off. The movie will draw inspiration from the 1992 animated film.

John August (Big Fish) wrote the script for the new Aladdin film, which is due for release from Disney sometime in 2019. Popular names, such as Dev Patel and Rizwan "Riz" Ahmed, were among those considered by the studio.

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