Producer: Ivan Atkinson, Kevin De La Noy, Jonathan Eirich
Writer: John August, Guy Ritchie
Release Date: May 24, 2019
"You ain't never had a friend like me!" Disney's classic 1992 animated movie is coming to life, this time in live-action with Will Smith voicing the blue, larger-than-life Genie. When street-rat Aladdin (Mena Massoud) falls for Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott), he enlists the help of the magical Genie in order to help win her affection. But the scheming Jafar (Marwan Kenzari) is out to take the Genie's lamp for himself. Will Aladdin always be a street rat? Or can he become the brave hero Genie sees inside him in time to stop Jafar?
Director Guy Ritchie (King Arthur, Sherlock Holmes) directs the live-action version for a new era. Billy Magnussen, Alan Tudyk, Nasim Pedrad, Navid Negahban and Numan Acar costar in this updated tale that is sure to delight multiple generations.
Did You Know?
Sir Patrick Stewart campaigned for the role of Jafar. He had previously turned down the role in Aladdin (1992) and has regretted it ever since.