'Aladdin' cast for live-action adaptation revealed

Saturday, July 15, 2017 04:09PM
Naomi Scott (left) at a "Power Rangers" premiere on Wednesday, March 22, 2017. Will Smith at the 70th international film festival Cannes, southern France, Sunday, May 28, 2017. (Chris Pizzello/Arthur Mola)AP
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Disney has found its Aladdin, Jasmine and Genie for the live-action adaptation of the animated classic "Aladdin."

Disney production President Sean Bailey said Saturday at the D23 Expo in Anaheim that newcomer Mena Massoud will star as the scrappy Aladdin, and "Power Rangers'" Naomi Scott will play Jasmine.

The company also confirmed actor Will Smith will play the role of the Genie.

The Disney classic will be directed by Guy Ritchie.

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