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Will Smith shares first look at live-action Aladdin cast

“I’m over here gettin my Genie on”

Published: Thursday, 7th September 2017 at 9:39 am

Will Smith has shared the first cast photo from the set of Disney’s live-action Aladdin movie.

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Smith will play the beloved Genie in the studio's latest remake, a character voiced by Robin Williams in the 1992 animation. Also in the photo are Mena Massoud (bottom right) who plays Aladdin, Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine) and Marwan Kenzari (Jafar).

Sharing the post on his Facebook page, Smith teased: “I’m over here gettin my Genie on.”

Guy Ritchie is the man tasked with directing the live action film with production finally underway after months of casting speculation.

But the Aladdin re-boot has made headlines recently, with Disney accused of whitewashing the original tale following the casting of actor Billy Magnussen in a role created especially for the live-action version.

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Magnussen will play a character called Prince Anders, a part which did not exist in the 1992 film.

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