Over the past few years, Disney is slowly turning many of their animated classics into live action movies including, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Pete’s Dragon, Dumbo and Beauty and the Beast. Next year, everyone’s favourite Disney animation; Aladdin will be hitting cinema screens on the 23rd May with a stellar cast including Will Smith as the genie.
Other cast include; 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.
“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, the film is written by John August and Guy Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.”
This week Disney dropped the first sneak peak at the film with a teaser trailer….can’t wait to see more.