Disney have today (March, 12) released the full trailer for its upcoming adaptation of the 1992 animated classic Aladdin, directed by Guy Ritchie. The cast includes Will Smith as Genie, Mena Massoud as charming street rat Aladdin and with Naomi Scott as the beautiful and determined Princess Jasmine.
The movie will feature a new repertoire of songs by Alan Menken and the La La Land and The Greatest Showman songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Menken originally collaborated with Howard Ashman and Tim Rice for the music in the 1992 animated version including hits like “One Jump Ahead”, “Friend Like Me”, “Prince Ali” and “A Whole New World”.
Pasek and Paul have finally revealed some new details about their songs for Aladdin. “We got to write a new song for Jasmine,” Paul tells. “Alan wrote a beautiful piece of music and [Scott] is incredible.”
The complete cast also includes Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Jasmine’s handmaiden, Billy Magnussen as a potential suitor for the Princess, and Numan Acar as Jafar’s right-hand man.
Aladdin is the second of Disney’s live-action adaptations from their animated classics library to hit theaters this year. The first will be Dumbo, directed by Tim Burton, which debuts later this month in theatres.
Aladdin will be released on May 24 in the UK. Check out the full trailer here below: