Will Smith cast as the genie in live-action 'Aladdin'
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Will Smith cast as the genie in live-action 'Aladdin'

It's been rumored for sometime, but now it's official. Will Smith will portray the genie in the upcoming live-action Aladdin film.

The news was announced at the D23 expo.

We also learned that Aladdin would be portrayed by relative newcomer Mena Massoud, and Naomi Scott, last seen in Saban's Power Rangers as Kimberly, would be Jasmine.

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It was previously announced that Guy Ritchie would direct.