Mena Massoud is taking on the lead role of Aladdin.
Check out Mena Massoud's hot body! Fans thought they had the ideal actor for the role of Aladdin, while other didn't agree. She has previously worked with Disney as she starred in the Disney Channel original movie Lemonade Mouth in 2011. For starters, everyone's favorite street rat, Prince Ali (aka Aladdin) will be played by newcomer Mena Massoud, whose credits include the Jack Ryan series and Open Heart.
Naomi Scott will play Jasmine in the live-action remake of “Aladdin.”
The live action adaptation will be directed by Guy Ritchie and fans have been eager to learn more about the live-action remake. The cast of voices included Scott Weinger (Aladdin), Robin Williams (Genie), Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), and Linda Larkin (Jasmine), with Tony victor Lea Salonga lending the singing voice of Jasmine.
Scott's mother Usha Scott is from Uganda and is of Gujarati Indian descent.
"I'm very fortunate working in Hollywood; I am diverse", the Taiwan-born American film producer said in an interview with Collider, adding, "So when I came in to make the movie, I wanted to make a diverse version of the movie". Many names including Dev Patel, Riz Ahmed, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone were bandied about on social media in connection with the cast. The movie is set to go on floors in August.
John Oliver to voice Zazu in The Lion King live-action remake
One of the projects getting the live-action treatment is The Lion King , which is a remake of the 1994 animated movie. Currently, Oliver can be seen doling out the hottest news of the week every week on his HBO show, Last Week Tonight .