Will Smith to play the Genie in Guy Ritchie's live-action Aladdin

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Aladdin is Mena Massoud, a name you're likely unaware of but will be hearing a lot once the Disney marketing train starts up.

After it was reported that Naomi Scott has been tapped to star as Princess Jasmine in the live-action remake of "Aladdin", many have not stopped buzzing about the English actress' casting.

Although Aladdin is set in a fictional country called Agrabah, fans generally assume it is meant to represent part of the Middle East.

Disney has announced that Will Smith will play the Genie in the live action remake of Aladdin. Will Smith was previously cast as the wish-granting Genie, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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"People have a right to be upset about Naomi Scott being cast".

Mena Massoud who is of Egyptian background is gaining positive feedback. Scott is of British and Indian heritage and some critics of the decision see it as a suggestion by Disney that women of Indian and Middle Eastern heritage look the same. "Finding a male lead in his 20s who can act and sing has proven hard", the Hollywood Reporter wrote last week, "especially since the studio wants someone of Middle-Eastern or Indian descent". Guy Ritchie will direct the film, with a screenplay by John August. Robin Williams famously played the same role in the original 1992 cartoon version. Last but not least, the Aladdin live-action should be based on the story of the book Les Mille et Une Nuits.

Meanwhile, fans continue to stand by for the big reveal of the actors who will give life to other iconic Aladdin characters such as the villainous Jafar, his sidekick Iago, and Jasmine's father, the kind Sultan.

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