When Disney announced its 2019 slate and I saw that a live action version of the popular animated film ALADDIN was coming out this May my first thought was, “Sad, I miss Robin Williams.” Then the apprehension about whether or not the live action film will hold up to my expectations of one of my favorite childhood movies. I mean how many of us belted out “A Whole New World” in our backyards while sitting on top of our monkey bars? Disney’s live action ALADDIN is going to be here in no time and little by little Disney is releasing trailers, sneak peeks, and behind the scenes footage of the film. Check out what we know so far about Disney’s ALADDIN.
Disney’s ALADDIN, May 24th, 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.
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Disney’s ALADDIN 2019 Cast
We knew who voiced our favorite characters in the 90s animated ALADDIN but who will we be seeing on the big screen this May when the live action film is released?
“Genie” played by Will Smith: It’s impossible to fill Robin Williams’ shoes which is why Smith has said he’s not. He want to pay homage to the late great actor in his reprisal of Willams’s iconic role. Read this article from Entertainment Weekly.
Mena Massoud as Aladdin: If you watch Amazon’s JACK RYAN, you may recognize Massoud as the tech guy that’s part of Ryan’s DC team.
Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine: Scott has been seen in films like 2017’s POWER RANGERS where she played the Pink Ranger.
Marwan Kenzari as Jafar: Playing the absolutely evil villain Kenzari is better known internationally then stateside. He’s played roles in BEN-HUR (2016), THE MUMMY (2017), and MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (2017.
Navid Negahban as The Sultan
Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, a new character that did not appear in the original film and Princess Jasmine’s handmaiden.
Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, a new character not in the animated film. Prince Anders is a suitor and potential husband for Princess Jasmine from the kingdom of Skånland.
Numan Acar as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and head of the palace guards.
Robby Haynes as Razoul, the royal Captain of the Guard of Agrabah.
Frank Welker as the Cave of Wonders and Abu: Welker voiced both characters in the animated film back in 1992 and will reprise both roles again.
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