The stars of the film will be directed by Guy Ritchie as they try to recreate the success of the first "Aladdin".
Actress Naomi Scott, recently seen in as the Pink Ranger in the Power Rangers reboot, will portray Princess Jasmine. Disney was particularly looking for an actor of Middle-Eastern or Indian descent, an Massoud perfectly fits the bill as he has Egyptian roots.
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Massoud is a largely unknown actor with just 17 credits to his name on IMDB, including several episodes of the Canadian TV show "Open Heart".
Veteran actor Smith was said to be in talks for his role back in April, but choosing the right Aladdin and Jasmine apparently took longer.
Mena Massoud has been cast as the title role of Aladdin.
Aladdin is now set to start shooting in August.
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Will Smith has already been cast as the Genie.
Dan Lin will produce the project under his Lin Pictures banner and Jonathan Eirich will executive produce.
The 1992 Aladdin movie plot was derived from the Arabic folk tale about a young man given three wishes by a genie after releasing it from a lamp.
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