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Will Smith will play the Genie in Guy Ritchie's Aladdin remake

Get excited! A live-action “Aladdin” remake is in the works and Disney has officially found its lead actors. After months of speculation, Disney confirmed Will Smith will take the role of Genie, which was famously voiced by Robin Williams in the 1992 cartoon version of Aladdin.

The role of Aladdin will be played by Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud and English Actress Naomi Scott will take the role of Princess Jasmine. Guy Ritchie will take the helm as director. Aladdin is set to begin shooting in August in London. Disney is currently on the hunt for villain Jafar, who will likely be played by a name actor. Other roles yet to be filled include the Sultan and Jafar's sidekick, Iago.

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