On May 24, the long-awaited new version of Disney’s classic Aladdin will be released in cinemas around the world.
Directed by Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”), who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August (“Dark Shadows,” “Big Fish”) and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.”
The film stars Will Smith (“Ali,” “Men in Black”) as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”) as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott (“Power Rangers”) as Jasmine, the beautiful, self-determined princess; Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express”) as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban (“Legion”) as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad (“Saturday Night Live”) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen (“Into the Woods”) as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar (“The Great Wall”) as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards.
This long-awaited remake will be accompanied by a soundtrack with new versions of the songs included in the original 1992 album.
A new version of the song ‘A Whole New World‘, performed by Zayn and Zhavia Ward, has been released as a cover letter for this upcoming production. Composed by Alan Menken and Tim Rice for the original 1992 film, this track won the Oscar and Grammy for the song of the year and also reached number 1 on the American singles list.