Disney Has Finally Cast Its Live-Action Aladdin and Jasmine

Virginia Carter
July 15, 2017

Will Smith, as previously announced, will take on the voice of the Genie.

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.

Sherlock Holmes filmmaker Guy Ritchie is directing the film, which Bailey said draws influences for its city of Agrabah will draw from global influences, including the Middle East, India, and even China.

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Breaking news from the D23 Expo: Disney has finally cast its live-action Aladdin-and announced who'll be playing Jasmine, too.

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. All three actors were rumored for their respective roles in recent months, but they've now been officially announced as part of the cast of Ritchie's Disney fairytale adaptation.

Another up and coming young actor will play Aladdin himself. Scott, on the other hand, is best known for her role as Kimberly/the Pink Ranger in this year's semi-successful Power Rangers reboot.

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