Disney is very proud to announce production has started on the live-action version of ‘Aladdin,’ as the media giant went to Twitter with a photo of the cast Wednesday morning.
“We just started shooting Aladdin and I wanted to intro you guys to our new family. Here we go!” Smith wrote on Facebook.
Meet the cast of #Aladdin: Will Smith (Genie), @MenaMassoud (Aladdin), @NaomiScott (Jasmine), and Marwan Kenzari (Jafar)! 🎬: @realguyritchie pic.twitter.com/1Sktyu5Sle
— Disney (@Disney) September 6, 2017
Guy Ritchie is directing ‘Aladdin’ – based on the 1992 animated film, with additional influences from ‘1001 Arabian Nights.’
The film stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmin, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as handmaiden Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, and Numan Acar as palace guards head Hakim.
Look for ‘Aladdin’ to hit theaters in early 2018.