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Freda Brock | 15 July, 2017, 22:51

Will Smith had been previously announced as the Genie. That's not least that they need to find someone to play the villain, Jafar, as well as various other roles.

Disney also revealed that the upcoming movie will be inspired by both the Robin Williams-starring animated movie, as well as the classic folklore tales.

Disney's Sean Bailey announced during the studio's Live-Action Film panel that Mena Massoud will play Aladdin, Power Rangers' Naomi Scott will play Jasmine, and Will Smith will portray the Genie.

Disney and director Guy Ritchie have apparently had a few issues finding the right actor for the lead role in their planned live-action take on Aladdin.

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The plane crashed late Thursday night and deputies and search crews spent hours looking for the plane. At that point, the National Transportation Safety Board took over the investigation of the incident.

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.

Naomi Scott will play Jasmine in the live-action remake of "Aladdin".

Massoud is a largely unknown actor with just 17 credits to his name on IMDB, including several episodes of the Canadian TV show "Open Heart".

Aladdin, which is now in pre-production, does not have a release date but more information is expected to be released soon.

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