Following yesterday’s poster premiere, the first trailer has arrived for the Guy Ritchie-directed live-action “Aladdin”. It’s a genuine teaser too, only showing the titular character and the cave of the original so no sign of the Genie, Jafar or Jasmine as yet.
John August adapted the screenplay for the project which will be a part musical with Alan Menken providing the score with new recordings of the original songs he co-wrote with Ashman & Rice, along with two new ones by himself and “La La Land” songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
The film stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmin, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as handmaiden Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, and Numan Acar as palace guards head Hakim. “Aladdin” opens in cinemas on May 24th 2019.