Will Smith joins the cast of “Aladdin”

Other cast members include Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott (“Power Rangers”) and Marwan Kenzari.

Two-time Oscar nominee Will Smith has been added to the cast of Disney’s “Aladdin.”  Smith will play the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes to whoever possesses his magic lamp.Will Smith

Based on the 1992 animated film “Aladdin” and stories from “One Thousand and One Nights,” this live-action version of the beloved animated classic will be directed by Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes,”).

Other cast members include Mena Massoud (Amazon’s “Jack Ryan”) as Aladdin,  Naomi Scott (“Power Rangers”) will play Princess Jasmine while Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express”) is Jafar, the evil sorcerer.

Smith, who played a Nigerian doctor battling the NFL in the film “Concussion,” on Wednesday posted a picture of himself and cast mates Massoud,  Scott  and Kenzari on his Facebook page.

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