Friends, how cool is this new teaser trailer and poster from Disney’s ALADDIN, the thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic!
I ADORE the original animated movie with Robin Williams et al, and know every beat and scene by heart. When I saw that Disney is continuing their live-action creation of our favorite movies, like THE JUNGLE BOOK, I was a tad skeptical. Fortunately, the recent updated renditions of THE JUNGLE BOOK and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST were amazing – so now, I am extra excited to see what Guy Ritchie and Will Smith do with ALADDIN!!
ALADDIN is the magical 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, the film is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s ALADDIN.
ALADDIN cast includes:
- 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
- Numan Acar as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards
Disney musical genius Alan Menken returns to provide the score. The score 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.
ALADDIN releases in theaters everywhere on May 24, 2019!