2019 | Adventure Drama
A young man is granted three wishes by a genie trapped in a lamp. more
In Movie Theaters U.S. Friday, May 24
A young man is granted three wishes by a genie trapped in a lamp.
Trivia & Production Notes
- A live-action adaptation of its 1992 animated classic.
- Sources say the film will keep many of the musical elements of the original. Still to be determined is the approach to the Genie (Hollywood Reporter, 10/16/16).
- The film will be likely be in a non-linear storyline format (Hollywood Reporter, 10/16/16).
- Nasim Pedrad will play comedic supporting Mara, a handmaiden and friend to Jasmine (Hollywood Reporter, 8/4/17).
- Aims to follow that of Disney’s 1992 animated classic and the folktales in One Thousand and One Nights (Hollywood Reporter, 8/4/17).
- Billy Magnussen will take on the new role created for the movie (Hollywood Reporter, 9/5/17).
- The Aladdin cast includes: Will Smith as the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes to whoever possesses his magic lamp; Mena Massoud as Aladdin, the hapless but lovable street rat who is smitten with the Sultan’s daughter; Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, the Sultan’s beautiful daughter who wants to have a say in how she lives her life; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, an evil sorcerer who devises a nefarious plot to unseat the Sultan and rule Agrabah himself; Navid Negahban as the Sultan, the ruler of Agrabah who is eager to find a proper husband for his daughter, Jasmine; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s hand maiden and confidante; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, a suitor from Skanland and potential husband for Princess Jasmine; and Numan Acar as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and head of the palace guards (Disney, 9/5/17).
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