This is huge! Disney announced its’ cast for the live action adaptation of ‘Aladdin’ and we couldn’t be more excited! Get all the wish-fulfilling details here!
Mena Massoud is your Aladdin! The Jack Ryan actor has been cast as the lead in Disney’s live action movie. Naomi Scott will play the fiery Princess Jasmine and fan favorite Will Smith got the part of the Genie! How much do you love this cast? Guy Ritchie has already signed on to direct so you know this movie will be crazy good fun. The news was announced at Disney’s D23 Expo, which has been just bursting with all sorts of surprises.
You might remember the 1992 Disney animated classic. Aladdin follows the story of a young thief or “street rat” who finds himself befriending the Genie. Aladdin winds up wishing to become a prince so he can be with the girl of his dreams, the sassy Princess Jasmine. She can’t be bothered with any of her stuck-up suitors. Obviously the villainous Jafar has his eyes on Jasmine’s father’s throne and tries to scheme his way to victory. Thankfully, Aladdin, Jasmine, and the Genie win out in the end!
This wasn’t the only thrilling bit of news to come out D23. Disney debuted the first A Wrinkle In Time trailer and it totally blew our minds! The star-studded cast of Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling looked absolutely incredible. We cannot wait to go on the wild adventure with Storm Reid who stars as Meg Murray. She has to travel through space and time to save her brilliant scientist father, who’s played by Chris. If all of that wasn’t enough, we’ve still been in fan-girl mode over the fact nine Disney princess are going to be in Wreck-It Ralph 2! The sneak peak showed Vanellope Von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) chatting it up with Belle, Arielle, Jasmine, Tiana, Rapunzel, Pocahontas, Merida, Anna, and Moana. Be still our hearts!
Mena Massoud announced as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Will Smith as Genie in live-action Aladdin! #D23Expo
— Disney (@Disney) July 15, 2017
HollywoodLifers, do you love this casting for Aladdin? Are you totally excited now?