Smith turns blue as Aladdin’s genie
Disney has announced the release of a live action adaptation next May of its animated classic
the ancient tale of the penniless market boy who, with help from a certain genie, marries headstrong Princess Jasmine.
The remake, shot in London and on location in Jordan, is directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Will Smith as the genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine.
One early fan is Smith, who shared his enthusiasm on Instagram: “LEMME OUT!! Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE! :-)”.
The score includes new songs, as well as rerecordings of the originals by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. – Reuters