Disney released the first trailer for the live-action Aladdin movie.
Guy Ritchie is helming the new Aladdin movie, from a script he co-wrote with Vanessa Taylor and John August. The film will star Mena Massoud in the title role, with Power Rangers‘ Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine with Will Smith as the Genie. Marwan Kenzari will be playing Jafar, with Navid Negahban playing the Sultan, Nasim Predrad playing Dalia, and Billy Magnussen in the original role of Prince Anders.
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In the original film, the titular character experiences a rags-to-riches transformation when he uncovers a lamp containing the magical Genie, granting him three wishes. Aladdin hopes this could lead to romance between he and Princess Jasmine, though Jafar has ulterior motives for the powers this lamp could contain.
Aladdin is only the latest animated Disney classic to get the live-action treatment, with both The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast adaptations going on to become some of the studio’s biggest hits in recent years.