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We need to talk about Mena Massoud, the hottie cast to play Aladdin in Disney’s latest remake

Meet Mena Massoud.

The Hollywood newcomer was just cast to play Aladdin in Disney’s upcoming remake of the beloved 1992 cartoon musical. He’ll appear along side Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and Will Smith as the Genie. Madonna‘s ex Guy Ritchie is set to direct.

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The casting news came during the Disney D23 Expo in southern California, and people are already in a tizzy. Based on Mena’s smokin’ hot Instagram page, we can see why. We have to say, he’s pretty much the exact physical embodiment of our childhood cartoon crush.

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My 4 month transformation post. Not as lean as I'd like to be, but gaining muscle mass & cutting fat at the same time ain't easy. 2016 has been an incredible year so far. I've already experienced the biggest changes in my life over the course of the past 10 months. It's almost as if, life has taken me by the hand and led me to a plethora of places that I never really thought I would go. I've realized, more than ever, that there are a lot of things in life you cannot control. More things than you think. In fact, there are very few things in life, far and few between, that are fully and absolutely in your control. But it's those things that you can and do control that end up having the greatest reward on your life. Never set goals and stop when you achieve those goals. That is the biggest disservice you can do to yourself. Because goals – goals are just the beginning of a legacy. Live. Dream. Love. Grow. #gym #transformation #vegan #gohard #goals

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All the feels.

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Best day in LA so far. Nature heals the soul. #joshuatree #nature #beauty

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Discover a way to make whatever it is that brings you happiness your own. #riding #horse #bliss

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