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Disney Introduces Its Live-Action 'Aladdin' Stars, Including Will Smith

Disney Introduces Its Live-Action 'Aladdin' Stars, Including Will Smith”

As Zimbio reported earlier in the week, Disney was having difficulty finding their Aladdin, reportedly even after auditioning 2,000-plus actors.

While we still don't know when the Aladdin remake will be making its way to theaters, we know that it's got Guy Ritchie taking the directors reigns and John August is behind the screenplay. While it will use that film as a template, it will also look further afield, drawing on the source material, 1001 Arabian Nights. Walt Disney Pictures has found success in recent years with their live-action adaptations of films from their animated classics vault. The announcement came with a pointed, veiled from Bailey about The Hollywood Reporter's article on the studio's hard finding their young male lead. The studio was said to be looking for an actor of Middle-Eastern or Indian descent in his 20s who can sing and dance, which apparently proved "difficult".

In the original animated version of Aladdin, which came out in 1992, Genie was famously voiced by the late Robin Williams. They'll be played by Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Will Smith, respectively. And his name is Mena Massoud.

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Will Smith will voice the Genie.

Tom Hardy has so far been rumoured, with reports that Guy approached the Peaky Blinders actor recently.

Global casting calls were launched in May with production set to begin in July, but filming was pushed back to August after none of the almost 2,000 people who auditioned were deemed the flawless fit.



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