Disney’s Aladdin Live-Action Film Coming May 2019!
Aladdin is one of my childhood favorites and this is going to be epic, my friends. I have always felt comfortable putting my trust in Disney and then to hear Will Smith will be playing Genie…. so much yes to this! Robin Williams will always be THE Genie, but Will Smith brings back gettin’ jiggy with it memories so I’m truly excited about this. My oldest is a big villain fan and it will be interesting to see what he thinks of this Jafar. As a child I recall my little sister pretending to be Jasmine and I suspect there will be a new younger Jasmine fan base in 2019. A Whole New World is one of my Disney song favorites, watching Mickey’s MagicPhillar Show at Magic Kingdom is a must, and I hope to hear it in this film. Enough with the childhood memory and predictions, let’s watch the teaser trailer- again.
Aladdin releases May 24, 2019
Here are some more specifics about the cast and directing team:
ALADDIN stars Will Smith as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine, the beautiful, self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards. The film is produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers. Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and two new songs written by Menken and songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. The film, which was shot on practical stages in London and on location amidst the stunning desert vistas of Jordan, has a talented creative team helping to bring Agrabah to life, including director of photography Alan Stewart, production designer Gemma Jackson and costume designer Michael Wilkinson. -Information provided by Disney