‘Aladdin’ Photos Hit: First Look At Genie Will Smith, Jasmine & More
Disney’s Aladdin got a jump on its summer 2019 release date Wednesday when the first photos from the live-action version of the 1992 animated classic landed on the cover of Entertainment Weekly.
The photos feature Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Will Smith as the magical Genie, among others. Marwan Kenzari, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen and Numan Acar also star. Guy Ritchie directed the pic, which already has secured a May 24 release date.
Aladdin in the latest live-action take on a Disney classic, following the likes of Maleficent, Beauty and the Beast and The Jungle Book. Next up on the list after Aladdin: the Jon Favreau-directed The Lion King on July 19.
Disney released a teaser for Aladdin in October. The script is by John August, based on the 1992 toon and stories from One Thousand and One Nights. Dan Lin is producing, while Marc Platt, Jonathan Eirich and Kevin De La Noy serve as executive producers.
Aladdin was the highest-grossing film of 1992 and became the first animated film to reach the half-billion mark. It was the highest-grossing animated film of all time until surpassed by The Lion King. The animated film won two Oscars and its soundtrack won a Grammy.