Disney Is Bringing ‘Aladdin’ to Life with Will Smith Starring as Genie

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Disney's journey to find the principle cast members of its live action remake of Aladdin is finally over.

The happiest studio on earth announced during its D23 Expo that young actor Mena Massoud will pull on some harem pants and portray the Prince of Thieves in the upcoming film. Massoud will be accompanied by the lovable Will Smith (Hitch, a billion other movies), who will take on Robin Williams's iconic (and hilarious) Genie role. Actress Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) will play Jasmine, the raven-haired Princess of Agrabah.

Disney’s 1992 animated film of the same name and the classic collection of folktales in One Thousand and One Nights will serve as the primary influences for the Guy Ritchie (Snatch) directed film.

Bring on Prince Ali, fabulous he!