Cape Town – After a long search Disney has finally found Aladdin and Jasmine.
Relative newcomer Mena Massoud will be playing the scrappy street urchin Aladdin, while Power Rangers' Naomi Scott will take on the role of Jasmine.
Massoud tweeted on Saturday that he is grateful for the opportunity.
Will Smith was previously cast in the role of the Genie with Guy Ritchie at the helm of the live-action remake.
The role of Jafar is yet to be cast.
According to The Hollywood Reporter shooting will begin in August in London.
Aladdin was the highest grossing movie in 1992 and bagged two Academy Awards.