Culture Street

Disney used their annual expo to reveal who will be playing the starring roles in their next two live action films, Aladdin and The Lion King.

Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud, who previously starred in Jack Ryan, will be playing the title role in Aladdin.
Massoud Commented on Twitter, ‘So honoured and grateful for the opportunity to help bring this magical story to life once again.”

Will Smith will be playing the iconic Genie, the role that Robin Williams voiced in the original 1992 animation.

In the The Lion King American actor and rapper Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) will star as Simba, and be joined by the well-known voices of Seth Rogen, John Oliver and James Earl Jones (who will be reprising his role as Mufasa). Nala is yet to be cast but there is speculation Beyonce might be set to star.

You Might Also Like

Film

Film review: About Time

By Sophia Whitfield

On October 15, 2013

Film

Film review: The Butler

By Sophia Whitfield

On October 31, 2013

Film

The changing face of Benedict Cumberbatch

We take a look back at the changing faces of Benedict Cumberbatch as Hamlet opens in the West End. If you want to see Cumberbatch star as Hamlet at the...

On August 7, 2015
 

Film

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone to star in La La Land

This just made our day! Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone set to star in musical La La Land. Remember them in Crazy, Stupid, Love? A match made in heaven?

On May 2, 2015

Film

Will Smith and Keira Knightley star in Collateral Beauty

It's been a while since we've seen Edward Norton on screen. In Collateral Beauty he joins an all-star cast, including Will Smith, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren. If the trailer...

On September 8, 2016

Film

A Modern Vision for The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven has a lot to live up to. The 1960 film starred greats including Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen and Charles Bronson. The music in the film went on...

On April 21, 2016
 
Copyright © 2012 - 2017 Culture Street
Contact: info@culturestreet.com.au