Princess Jasmine grows tired of being forced to remain in the palace and she sneaks out into the marketplace in disguise where she meets street-urchin Aladdin and the two fall in love, although she may only marry a prince. After being thrown in jail, Aladdin and becomes embroiled in a plot to find a mysterious lamp with which the evil Jafar hopes to rule the land.
Disney’s second of four live-action re-imaginings this year is director Guy Ritchie’s version of “Aladdin”. Ritchie’s previous film, 2017’s “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword”, cost $175 million and only made $39 million at the U.S. box office. This “Aladdin” cost even more (a reported $183 million) – so there’s even more on the line this time.
Guy Ritchie's 'Aladdin' Cast Has Been Announced
It was confirmed at the D23 Expo. We now know the start to the cast for the live-action Aladdin. — Jack Ryan's Mena Massoud will play Aladdin, Power Rangers Naomi Scott will play Princess Jasmine , and Will Smith will play the iconic Genie role made famous by the late Robin Williams.
Disney Originally Eyed Kevin Hart for the Role of the Genie in live-action 'Aladdin'
It was only a couple of days ago when it was first reported that Disney was once again talking to Will Smith about a potential movie role. They were discussing the possibility of Smith playing the role of the Genie in Guy Ritchie's live-action Aladdin.
Guy Ritchie's 'Aladdin' Casting, Filming Dates Revealed
Disney is continuing to follow its animated classics to live-action blockbuster formula. With Beauty and the Beast's theatrical release right around the corner, Disney is looking ahead to its Guy Ritchie helmed Aladdin project.
Disney's Live Action 'Aladdin' Will Be Diverse
Dan Lin who is currently promoting The LEGO Batman Movie revealed in a interview with Collider. That Guy Ritchie's Aladdin will not be full of white people. Here was his quote.
Guy Ritchie to Direct Disney's Upcoming Live-Action Remake of 'Aladdin'
Guy Ritchie is set to direct the live-action iteration of Walt Disney Studios' Aladdin, the 1992 animated hit starring the voice of Robin Williams. — The film will take a non-linear narrative route, according to THR. Dan Lin (The Lego Movie) is producing under his Lin Pictures banner. Ritchie's previous directorial efforts have been somewhat mixed, but have always made money, from his Sherlock Holmes films to his The Man from U.N.C.L.E. reboot, which arrive last year.