Aladdin is the story that captivated our hearts as kids and we’re ready to head back to Agrabah with a new live action version being released this spring.
While we wish that Robin Williams was available for the role of the Genie, his very large shoes are being by Will Smith – pretty much the only person we could imagine being able to deliver the comedy and timing needed for the role. We’re excited to see this new adaptation and how the Genie is going to be brought to life.
Earlier this week, Disney released a new TV spot that not only gives us a better look at Genie, but we finally get to see him blue. You can watch the spot below and make sure you mark you calendars for May!
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ALADDIN releases in theaters everywhere on May 24, 2019!
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim.
“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar®-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and includes two new songs written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.