Disney Has Finally Cast Its Live-Action Aladdin and Jasmine

Aladdin

Aladdin

The company also confirmed that the duo will join the already-rumored Will Smith, who's now officially attached to step into Robin Williams' pointy shoes as Genie.

Massoud is on board as the titular character, while Scott will play his love interest Jasmine.

The House of Mouse may have been having problems finding its titular Aladdin for the remake of the 1992 animated classic prior to D23 this weekend, but the same can not be said for Jasmine and Genie.

Guy Ritchie was previously announced as director.

American actor Will Smith will play Genie
American actor Will Smith will play Genie

And while established stars like Riz Ahmed ("Rogue One: A Star Wars Story") and Dev Patel ("Slumdog Millionaire") were flagged by the studio, the film ended up casting a newcomer for the coveted role. He'll next appear in the Amazon series "Jack Ryan" alongside John Krasinski.

Scott was most recently seen as the Pink Ranger in Saban's "Power Rangers".

Dan Lin will produce the project under his Lin Pictures banner and Jonathan Eirich will executive produce. Shooting on the film will begin relatively soon (August) in London, so more casting announcements are bound to be made within the next few weeks. She is repped by WME, United Agents and Echo Lake Entertainment.

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