Aladdin is an upcoming American musical romantic fantasy adventure film directed by Guy Ritchie, from the screenplay co-written with John August, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated film of the same name, which is in turn based on the Arabic folktale of the same name from One Thousand and One Nights and the French interpretation by Antoine Galland.
The film stars Mena Massoud as the title character alongside Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen, and Numan Acar. In October 2016, Disney announced Guy Ritchie would direct a live-action Aladdin remake.
Will Smith was the first member of the cast to join, signing on to voice Genie in July 2017, and later that month Massoud and Scott were confirmed for the two lead roles. Principal photography began that September at Longcross Studios in Surrey, England, also filming in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan, and lasted until January 2018.
Will Smith has taken on the role of the blue-colored genie in Walt Disney’s upcoming movie, ‘Aladdin.’ Will’s role was revealed in a new teaser released by Disney on February 10, 2019. The thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic will also feature 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.
The role of Genie in ‘Aladdin’ was originally performed by the late Robin Williams in the animated classic. The first teaser for the film, which debuted in October 2018, left the Genie out.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly on his role, Smith said, ‘There’s a little bit less mimicking — there’s a James Brown piece that we do but a little bit less mimicking. The thing that will be the major addition from me playing the Genie is the hip-hop base. I think that’ll be fun for people. I think it’ll stand out as unique even in the Disney world. There hasn’t been a lot of that hip-hop flavor in Disney history!’
Directed by Guy Ritchie, ‘Aladdin’ will be released on May 24, 2019.
We all anticipate the release of this blockbuster movie.