This Toronto actor was cast as lead in Disney's live-action Aladdin (PHOTOS)
A Toronto actor will be Aladdin in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation.
Mena Massoud was announced as the movie’s lead, and will be acting along side Naomi Scott, and Will Smith who will be playing Genie.
Mena Massoud announced as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Will Smith as Genie in live-action Aladdin! #D23Expo
— Disney (@Disney) July 15, 2017
The Torontonian just wrapped his role with Amazon’s new series Jack Ryan, and has also been in other televisions shows including The 99, Poser, and Open Heart.
So honored & grateful for the opportunity to help bring this magical story to life once again. Let’s get to work! #Aladdin #Disney https://t.co/itxmiDHtLL
— Mena Massoud (@MenaMassoud) July 15, 2017
Looks like we’re about to see a lot more of Massound… and we’re not complaining.