Just a few days ago, it was reported that Disney had been struggling to cast an Aladdin for its live-action musical, but they’ve found him, so please stop sending (me) your auditions.
Aladdin is Mena Massoud, a name you’re likely unaware of but will be hearing a lot once the Disney marketing train starts up. PopSugar is already on it with this post: “You’ll Be Thirsty AF For the Aladdin Reboot After Seeing These Photos of Mena Massoud.”
Not only has director Guy Ritchie found his Aladdin, but they’ve also confirmed Naomi Scott to play Princess Jasmine, and Will Smith is definitely going against my advice and taking the role of Genie. Will I be proven right? Or wrong and stupid? We’ll see.
But this means you all can stop reaching out to me about auditions because this is not my Aladdin. My Aladdin would not have Will Smith involved. In fact, I would not do an Aladdin. I don’t even want this! Anyway, these audition blasts are an unfortunate repeat of 2015 when I wrote about The Wiz castings and received auditions from prospective Dorothys.
I’m sorry I couldn’t help these people: