It’s a whole new world now that we have a cast for Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin.
During Disney’s D23 Expo presentation today, Disney production President Sean Bailey announced that Mena Massoud will star as Aladdin, while “Power Rangers’” Naomi Scott will play Jasmine. Will Smith had been previously announced as the Genie. It will be directed by Guy Ritchie.
Bailey also said that the film would be an adaptation of both the 1992 animated movie, as well as 1001 Arabian Nights.
An official release date has not been set, though Aladdin was not included in their 2017-2019 lineup.