The Aladdin live-action Disney will be a Canadian

Art 15 July, 2017
  • QMI agency

    Saturday, 15 July 2017 21:03

    Saturday, 15 July 2017 21:03

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    ANAHEIM, California – This is a canadian actor, Mena Massoud, who plays the role of Aladdin in the eponymous film by shooting real (live-action) Disney, whose release date has not however been unveiled.

    The announcement was made Saturday in Anaheim, California, which is held at the end of the week the conference D23, a biennial gathering of fans of the work of Disney.

    Mena Massoud, a graduate in theatre from Ryerson University in Toronto, will be working on this film alongside Naomi Scott, who played the character of princess Jasmine as well as Will Smith, who will play the Genius.

    Mena Massoud was born in Egypt and grew up in Markham, Ontario.

    After the announcement of Disney about it, on Saturday, he commented on Twitter: “So honored and grateful for the opportunity to participate in bringing life back to the once again this magical story. Let’s get to work!”

    It has been reported that more than 2000 hearings have been passed to find the right candidates for the roles of Aladdin and Jasmine in this adaptation of the animated film “Aladdin” was released in 1992, has reported “E! Online” a few days ago. Disney had a preference for players of the original middle-eastern or indian able to dance and sing.

    The production of the film was due to start this month, but was postponed in August due to the difficulties to find the appropriate actors for the two main roles.