Will Smith Disney has found its stars for its upcoming live action remake of "Aladdin." The studio announced that Mena Massoud has been cast as Aladdin to be opposite Naomi Scott's Princess Jasmine. Will Smith will take on the role of the genie. Massoud, an Egyptian actor, was raised in Canada and has never before been seen on the big screen. He starred in the Teen Nick series "Open Heart" in 2015 and had a small role on an episode of "Nikita.