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The company also confirmed that the duo will join the already-rumored Will Smith, who's now officially attached to step into Robin Williams' pointy shoes as Genie.

Aladdin will be the latest installment in Disney's long-line of lucrative live-action adaptations of their classic animations, which include the upcoming Mulan movie, from director Niki Caro, and Jon Favreau's Lion King.

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Names including Massoud's, Achraf Koutet and George Kosturos were among those circulating the internet for weeks prior to Disney's announcement. "Guy Ritchie is directing and he's never directed a musical before so it's going to be a lot of attempts to reinvent the wheel", explained the composer of the original and the update.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, over 2000 actors and actresses read for the roles of Aladdin and Jasmine.

Though the role of the villain Jafar has not been cast, shooting for the film is set to begin in August.

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The Egyptian-born Canadian actor, a relative newcomer, stars in the Amazon series "Jack Ryan".

It's a whole new world with a whole new cast. The studio was said to be looking for an actor of Middle-Eastern or Indian descent in his 20s who can sing and dance, which apparently proved "difficult".

The 1992 Aladdin movie plot was derived from the Arabic folk tale about a young man given three wishes by a genie after releasing it from a lamp.

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