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Casting in Place for Disney’s ALADDIN: Live-Action Adaptation

Casting in Place for ALADDIN, the Live-Action Adaptation

Disney’s ALADDIN, the live-action adaptation of the studio’s animated classic, has completed casting and production is underway at Longcross Studios outside London!

I was asked recently who my favorite Disney princess was and I had to step back and think a minute, that is a tough one.  Of course, I do love me some Belle because she is a strong character and a bookworm after my own heart.  I also had to follow up with Jasmine because first of all, she is just beautiful and I love her sassy spunk!  So, you can imagine just how excited I was to hear Disney was making a live-action adaptation of the classic movie.  Check out the selfie (ABOVE) of ALADDIN cast members Will Smith (“Genie”), Mena Massoud (“Aladdin”), Naomi Scott (“Princess Jasmine”) andMarwan Kenzari (“Jafar”) that Will Smith posted on his Facebook page today!

Casting Information

The “Aladdin” cast includes: Two-time Oscar® nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “Men in Black”) as the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes to whoever possesses his magic lamp; Mena Massoud (Amazon’s “Jack Ryan”) as Aladdin, the hapless but lovable street rat who is smitten with the Sultan’s daughter; Naomi Scott (“Power Rangers”) as Princess Jasmine, the Sultan’s beautiful daughter who wants to have a say in how she lives her life; Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express”) as Jafar, an evil sorcerer who devises a nefarious plot to unseat the Sultan and rule Agrabah himself; Navid Negahban (“Homeland”) as the Sultan, the ruler of Agrabah who is eager to find a proper husband for his daughter, Jasmine; Nasim Pedrad (“Saturday Night Live”) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s hand maiden and confidante; Billy Magnussen (“Into the Woods”) as Prince Anders, a suitor from Skanland and potential husband for Princess Jasmine; and Numan Acar (“Homeland”) as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and head of the palace guards.

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