07/15/2017 18:51 EDT | Updated 07/15/2017 18:51 EDT

Canadian Mena Massoud Cast In Aladdin Live-Action Remake

Markham, Ont. actor will star alongside Will Smith in upcoming Disney film.

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Canadian actor Mena Massoud will be Aladdin in Disney's live-action remake.

Disney has found its new Aladdin.

Markham, Ont. actor Mena Massoud has been tapped to star in the live-action remake of the animated classic. The studio made the much-anticipated casting announcement on Saturday.