There have been many names thrown in the combination over the past few weeks. This led to the internet giving suggestions with the clear favorite to play Aladdin being Avan Jogia. We should see more of them!-are of varying degrees of South Asian descent, and that heritage is not interchangeable with having a Middle Eastern background.
British-born Scott, whose mother is from northern India, has previously appeared in the film "The 33" and Fox's short-lived dinosaur series "Terra Nova".
This very-expected casting announcement was made on Saturday, at the D23 event. Scott is also a talented singer who has released two EPs: Invisible Division in 2014 and Promises in 2016.
According to Massoud's IMDb page, he's only been acting since 2011.
There were reports of the director reaching out to Tess Jospeh, Mumbai based casting director to help him cast Indian faces for the leading roles.
Aladdin will begin shooting in Ritchie's hometown of London in August. While we're not very aware of his talent in terms of singing and acting (since it's a musical) but man does he look dishy. The Sultan and Iago are some of the roles that still need casting.
Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Will Smith will soon enjoy phenomenal cosmic powers (and an itty bitty living space) as the Genie in the live-action Aladdin remake.
Disney are enjoying a surge of success as of late, with their new takes on classic tales such as "The Jungle Book" and "Beauty and the Beast" proving to be extremely popular.
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