Disney has finally revealed the cast of its live-action remake of 1992 hit animated fantasy film Aladdin, io9 reported on Saturday.
The Guy Ritchie-directed film will star Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud, formerly best known for his role in Jack Ryan. His co-star as Princess Jasmine will be English actress Naomi Scott, who is partially of Gujarati heritage.
Also officially confirmed is that the role of Genie, made famous by Robin Williams, will be played by superstar Will Smith as has long been rumored, io9 wrote. Read more. (7/15/17, 6:13 PM)
I record things on my phone basically every day, melody ideas or lyric ideas… but I don’t tend to write when I’m on set, and that’s because it’s fun. When I write lyrics, I’ll leave the room, I’ll go off on my own and write somewhere for however long I need to. But with acting, it’s all these fun people I get to play with for the day; it’s like going to play school, so I wouldn’t want to isolate myself. I enjoy everybody’s company, just messing about. You’d be surprised how much we mess about on Game of Thrones. —Raleigh Ritchie Photographed by Jason Hetherington for Interview Magazine
Jacob Anderson and Nathalie Emmanuel at the “Game of Thrones” autograph signing with HBO at San Diego Comic-Con International 2017 at San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2017 in San Diego, California.