The remake of "Aladdin" started making headlines when Disney announced who would play the characters of Genie, Jasmine, and Aladdin. According to a report by Independent UK, Disney has confirmed Naomi Scott, Will Smith, and Mena Massoud for its upcoming movie. The studio confirmed the new cast members at its D23 Expo, on Saturday, July 15.

'Aladdin' has Will Smith, Mena Massoud, and Naomi Scott

Disney faced a lot of problems while finding its titular Aladdin for the remake of the 1992 animated classic before D23 Expo, but the same cannot be said about Jasmine and Genie. Will Smith has officially been cast as Genie, and Naomi Scott has taken on Jasmine.

Disney confirmed Mena Massoud as Aladdin after auditioning him a number of times. John August, who is already famous for "Big Fish," has written the story and dialogues of "Aladdin." Dan Lin, who has co-produced two "Sherlock Holmes" films for Warner Bros., is serving as producer on "Aladdin" through his Lin Pictures company. Jonathan Eirich is serving as executive producer, The Hollywood Reporter reports.

Most recently, we saw Naomi Scott playing a leading character in Saban's hit "Power Rangers." Scott, the daughter of a British singer and an Indian model, looks forward to coming up the expectations of her fans.

Will Smith has reportedly signed a new project with Netflix. He may play the leading role in its upcoming action adventure "Bright." Mena Massoud, who was seen in the "Teen Nick" series, is busy with the pre-production of both "Aladdin" and Amazon's latest "Jack Ryan" series.

The 1992 movie

"Aladdin" was the highest-grossing film of 1992 and won various awards, including two Academy Awards and three Golden Globes.

The film was based on an Arabic novel of the same name in which Genie gave a young man (Aladdin) a few chances of fulfilling his wishes. The song of the film, "A whole new world," was called as "best of 1992." The original animated movie featured Robin Williams as Genie. Disney has not given a release date to the remake.

Guy Ritchie is reportedly busy in finalizing the locations.

If you are a fan of Disney movies, you must have heard a lot about its live action remakes of "Dumbo," "Mulan" and "Lion King." What do you expect from the new "Aladdin" movie? Do you think it will do better business than the original? Do not forget to share the thoughts in the comment section below.

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