Filming for Disney’s live-action remake of “Aladdin” has begun, and the new Genie, Will Smith, has the first photo from production.
With an Agrabah set being built in the background, Smith took a selfie with co-stars Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Merwan Kenzari, who respectively will play Aladdin, Jasmine, and Jafar.
Scott was most recently seen on the big screen as the Pink Ranger in “Power Rangers,” while Massoud will be seen in Amazon’s adaptation of Tom Clancy’s “Jack Ryan.” Kenzari will appear in the film adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express” this November.
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The “Aladdin” remake also stars “Homeland” star David Negahban as the Sultan, along with Nasim Pedrad, Numan Acar, and Billy Magnussen.
Guy Ritchie is directing, while Alan Menken, who wrote the songs for the original “Aladdin,” will return to write new songs with Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who wrote the lyrics for “La La Land.”
A release date has not been set.
View the photo above.