Disney struggle to find their Aladdin for a new live action film

Avan Jogia's next project is the Syfy series'Ghost Wars with Kim Coates and Vincent D'Onofrio

After media reports said Disney and director Guy Ritchie are having trouble casting the lead for a live remake of its classic film Aladdin, social media has erupted with disbelief and suggested several possible actors that could fit the bill. Disney wants to respect the origins of the cartoon characters released in 1992 and seeks an actor in his twenties, knowing how to sing and dance.

Some of more popular options put forth have included: Riz Ahmed, Fawad Khan, Dev Patel and a man who has actually played a prince in a Disney production (Khoobsurat) before.

Of course, following the news, many claimed that Disney was just using that as an excuse to cover up for its potential hiring of white-actors rather than hire a full Middle Eastern cast as initially announced.

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Who do you think should be cast in the role of Aladdin in the live-action movie? It is unlikely that the chosen actress will be confirmed for the role until the male lead has been found as the pair need to work well together on screen. It is now planned to begin next month.

Hollywood star Will Smith has signed up to play the genie, and sources say the studio is after a big name for the role of the villain, Jafar. They include the young Canadian actor Avan Jogia, who is half-Indian, and Bollywood actor, Hrithik Roshan.

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