(Hardy later denied that he had been offered the role.) When the 1992 animated film "Aladdin" came out, starring Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Robin Williams and Jonathan Freeman, Disney was criticized for ethnic stereotyping.
Massoud comes into the project as a mostly unknown factor, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Shooting on the film will begin relatively soon (August) in London, so more casting announcements are bound to be made within the next few weeks.
British star Naomi is best known for her role in the recent Power Rangers reboot while Egyption-born, Canada-bred Mena is set to star in the upcoming Jack Ryan television series. However, it will be hard to compare to Salonga's singing voice, because her rendition of "A Whole New World" is iconic. Scott, on the other hand, is of Indian descent.
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An attorney for the family, Fortunato Perri Jr., said in a statement that they were not connected to the alleged homicides. The confession comes after investigators arrested and jailed DiNardo on charges he tried to sell one of the victim's cars.