First Choice in a Live-Action remake of a Bank Street Movie
Mena Massoud is a South African-born Canadian stand up comedy actor, cartoonist and singer best known for playing the character Vito Spatafore in the animated Disney film Aladdin. He has also appeared in various other media, including the British television show Kung Fu, as well as doing voice-overs for video games. In 2021, he became one of the main leads in Disney’s Kung Fu: The Hands of Kung Fu, playing the role of Shifu Saui, a wealthy family man who befriends the lead character, Kung Fu Master Shaolin.
Though Mena Massoud did not receive any supporting actor credit for his role as Shifu Saui in Kung Fu: The Hands of Kung Fu, he was nominated for anume that year for his performances as a martial arts expert, fighting analyst and bodyguard for Mulan. It is rumored that he may be offered the principal role of Aladdin in the upcoming sequel of the original movie, though he is yet to confirm that. For now, he will have to settle for the second best role that Disney has put on the cast of the animated hit Aladdin. As it stands, he is also in talks to play Mulan, the role that is being played by the late Youssef Al Arabs.
This is actually the role that Mena Massoud has been waiting for since he was a little boy. He went to look at the script of the animated film and found a couple of names that resonated with his heart. He felt that one of them should be ‘Aladdin’, the name of the prince that is described in the script of the film. This is why he went to look for a role in this film.
However, there are people who do not know about this audition. They assume that Mena Massoud has been cast as the lead role of the latest film ‘The Tree of Life’. But he is actually the first choice of the casting director. In fact, Disney is looking for someone to replace him in ‘The Tree of Life’.
This role is played by the talented veteran actor, Matt Damon. Mena is also starring in another highly awaited film called ‘Esmail’ that is scheduled to start shooting in Egypt in September 2021. However, it is said that the role of Mena Massoud will be playing the role of the evil jester in this film, rather than Aladdin.
It is not known yet whether Matt Damon will be playing the role of Aladdin or Mulan, the clever and mischievous Prince of Thieves in this live-action remake of the hit animated hit. Earlier, it was reported that Youssef Alaki and Ahmed Alavi would be the front runners to play the lead characters of Aladdin and Mulan respectively. Now according to various sources, it is being mentioned that Matt Damon is in fact going to play the role of Mulan. It is being mentioned that Matt Damon will be playing the part as a stuntman who gets transformed into an Aladdin and goes on to save the King of thieves from a fire.
However, this article may contain inaccurate information or may be out of date, since the release of this film is still in pre-production. According to different sources, it is believed that this live-action remake of the hit animated film, which is based on the famous book written by Robert Jordan, will be directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Anne Hathaway, Jack Nicholson, Dabney Coleman, and Kevin Spacey. This project is expected to release in 2021. The role of main protagonist Aladdin has been played by the late Jack Nicholson, while Kate Winslet, Anne Hathaway, Dabney Coleman, and Kevin Spacey have been playing the roles of the other major characters.
In this live-action remake, it is expected that the story will follow the adventures of a merchant named Aladdin who lives in a desert kingdom. Initially, he has a dream of being a prince, but when his father passes away, he has to marry a woman called Moira. Moira is actually the daughter of a rival tribe who wishes to marry Aladdin, but he refuses to consent and instead goes on to become a thief. However, owing to his determination, and hard work, the people of the kingdom are finally able to grant Aladdin their royal blessing, and Aladdin becomes their king.