Sherlock Holmes filmmaker Guy Ritchie is directing the film, which Bailey said draws influences for its city of Agrabah will draw from global influences, including the Middle East, India, and even China.
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Smith had been rumoured for weeks to be taking the role made famous by Robin Williams in the original 1992 cartoon.
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It was reported several days ago that Ritchie was struggling to find a lead actor for the film. Fans of Jack Ryan will get to see Massoud in the new series that stars John Krasinski in the title role. Along with Aladdin, Disney is also planning a live-action version of The Lion King, which will star Hugh Jackman as Scar, Donald Glover as Simba, Billy Eichner and Seth Roen as Timon and Pumba, and James Earl Jones as Mufasa. Will Smith, as previously announced, will take on the voice of the Genie.
The live-action Aladdin was originally expected to begin a six-month shoot in July, however, casting delays appear to have altered the schedule.
The film - which was the highest grossing of that year - told the story of Aladdin a young street urchin who falls in love with the attractive princess Jasmine.
Aladdin is now set to start shooting in August.