When a street urchin (Mena Massoud) vies for the love of a beautiful princess (Naomi Scott), he uses a genie’s magic power to make himself into a prince in order to marry her. A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name.
The cast of this live-action version of the 1992 animated classic includes Mena Massoud as the “street urchin” Aladdin, who falls for the princess Jasmine, played by Naomi Scott. In addition, Will Smith plays the genie, a rol once held by the great late Robin Williams. Also the cast includes Billy Magnussen, Nasim Pedrad, Marwan Kenzari, Numan Acar, and Navid Negahban.
Yes, the movie will have new song and they come from Alan Menken and La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul.
This updated version of Aladdin was written by John August, Vanessa Taylor, and Guy Ritchie. It’s based on the original 1992 film written by Ron Clements & John Musker, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio.
The first Aladdin film was a massive success. Earning at the box office more than $500 million from a budget of almost $30 million. Like most of the animated films that Disney produces, they stand out for their music.
Aladdin also received many award nominations, mostly for its music. It won two Academy Awards, Best Original Score and Best Original Song for “A Whole New World” and receiving nominations for Best Song (“Friend Like Me”).
Disney will release Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin in theaters everywhere starting May 24th, 2019 next summer.