After a controversial casting process, the main characters in the live-action Aladdin remake have finally been chosen. Guy Richie has already been announced as director but now we know that he will be joined by British actor Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud as Aladdin. Finally, there’s one casting decision that everyone will agree on — Will Smith as the Genie.
Last week, Disney announced that it was having trouble casting the movie, causing Twitter to react with the often hilarious #aladdincasting hashtag where users put forward their own choices for the iconic roles.
That also led to a debate as to where the fictional city of Agrabah would be, with fans split as the whether it was based on a South Asian or Middle Eastern city — who knew a classic Disney movie could be so divisive?
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