A lot of buzz has been made regarding the production of Disney’s next live-action remake of the classic Aladdin. People have been specifically curious about which actors will be playing the film’s iconic characters.
Just recently, Disney has announced that the casting for the movie is officially finished. Will Smith who will be playing the Genie (voiced by Robin Williams in the 1992 animated version) shared a photo of himself posing with the rest of the film’s stars:
With Smith are Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar.
In addition to this, Navid Negahban will be joining the film as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Jasmine’s attendant and friend, Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, a character who will vie for Jasmine’s affections, and Numan Acar as Hakim, Jafar’s bodyguard.
It has also been announced that the film will be directed by Guy Ritchie. While Aladdin does not have a release date yet, we can’t wait for more updates!