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Aladdin: Will Smith shares first cast photo from live-action remake

Entertainment Weekly logo Entertainment Weekly 9/6/2017 Marc Snetiker
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Will Smith has shared the first photo featuring the cast from Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin, in which the veteran comedian takes up the whimsical, wish-granting shoes of the Genie.

Smith debuted the first glimpse at his fellow Agrabah associates on the film’s London set. “We just started shooting Aladdin and I wanted to intro you guys to our new family,” he wrote. “Mena Massoud/Aladdin, Naomi Scott/Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari/Jafar, and I’m over here gettin my Genie on. Here we go!”

Director Guy Ritchie and screenwriter John August (Big Fish) have already set the groundwork for their interpretation of the ancient tale of Aladdin, even beyond Disney’s 1992 film, by adding original characters created for the film (like the roles played by Nasim Pedrad and Billy Magnussen).

Aladdin is currently in production in London; a release date has not yet been set.

Who's Playing Who in Disney's Live-Action Aladdin: Aladdin goes live-action: Disney is taking fans on a magic carpet ride back to Agrabah. The studio’s live-action Aladdin remake has officially begun production in London, and the cast is set for the real-life incarnations of Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, the Genie, and more. Keep clicking to see who’ll be starring in the Guy Ritchie-directed live-action musical. Who's Playing Who in Disney's Live-Action Aladdin


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