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Live-Action 'Aladdin' Star Reveals How Different The Remake Will Be

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Disney's live-action version of Aladdin is scheduled to come out in May 2019, but right now we are still trying to figure out how they are going to adapt the iconic characters. We have been wondering how they would handle some of the more fantastical elements from the cartoon, but it turns out that even the characters themselves will be changing.

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The Hollywood Reporter recently interviewed Naomi Scott, who will be playing Princess Jasmine, and she had a lot to say about the changes that have been made to her character. She said that "there are so many amazing new things about the character in this adaption - I could literally go on for an hour!"

Scott said that they "weren't afraid to really just rip things down and start again, especially the Princess Jasmine character, because it's so important to get that right."

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The live-action Aladdin will also feature Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Will Smith as the Genie, and Marwan Kensari as Jafar. They have also announced two new original characters that will join the cast. Nasim Pedrad will play a handmaiden named Dalia and Billy Magnussen who will play a prince.

Scott had a lot to say about how Disney transformed Jasmine from an animated character in a "multidimensional woman"...

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