Aladdin 2019 (film)

Aladdin is an American musical fantasy film directed by Guy Ritchie, from the screenplay co-written with John August, and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a live-action adaptation of Disney's 1992 animated film of the same name, which is in turn based on the Arabic folktale of the same name from One Thousand and One Nights.


Aladdin 2019 (film)

Disney's Aladdin Live-Action 2019 Remake Theatrical Poster
Disney's Aladdin Live-Action 2019 Remake Theatrical Poster

Directed by Guy Ritchie
Produced by
  • Dan Lin
  • Jonathan Eirich
Screenplay by
  • John August
  • Guy Ritchie
Based on
  • Disney's Aladdin
  • Aladdin and the Magic Lamp from One Thousand and One Nights
Starring
  • Will Smith
  • Mena Massoud
  • Naomi Scott
  • Marwan Kenzari
  • Navid Negahban
  • Nasim Pedrad
  • Billy Magnussen
Music by Alan Menken
Cinematography Alan Stewart
Edited by James Herbert
Production company
  • Walt Disney Pictures
  • Rideback Productions
Distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Release date
  • May 24, 2019 (United States)
Country United States
Running Time n/a
Language
  • English
Budget $183 million
Box Office $445.9 million

Synopsis

When a street urchin finds a lamp with a genie inside, he uses the lamp to turn himself into a prince in order to win the heart of a beautiful princess. But an evil vizier is after the lamp too.

Cast


  • Mena Massoud as Aladdin: An Agrabah thief and street rat who is smitten with the Sultan's daughter.
  • Will Smith as Genie: A Jinn who has the nigh omnipotent power to grant three wishes to whoever possesses his magic lamp. Smith said that he was "terrified" while playing the character, but that "he found a lane that pays homage" to Robin Williams' performance in the original film, while still making the role "his own thing". Smith will physically portray the character when he is in the guise of a human, while his genie form will have CGI special effects and portrayed through motion-capture performance and blue in color.
  • Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine: The Sultan's daughter and the princess of Agrabah who wants to have a say in how she lives her life. Scott said that the character "will be strong and have fun, but also get it wrong and be emotional. She's a multidimensional woman, and she doesn't have to just be one thing. So in this movie, you see her go on such a roller coaster, as opposed to her one goal being to fall in love or get married."
  • Marwan Kenzari as Jafar: a nefarious and deceptive sorcerer, the Grand vizier of Agrabah, and the chief advisor to the Sultan who secretly devises a plot to overthrow the Sultan as the ruler of Agrabah by acquiring the magic lamp containing the Genie.
  • Navid Negahban as The Sultan: the wise ruler of Agrabah who is eager to find a capable husband for his daughter Jasmine.
  • Nasim Pedrad as Dalia: Princess Jasmine's loyal handmaiden and confidante. A new character that did not appear in the original film.
  • Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders: a suitor and potential husband for Princess Jasmine from the kingdom of Skånland. A new character that did not appear in the original film.
  • Numan Acar as Hakim: Jafar's right-hand man and head of the palace guards.
  • Robby Haynes as Razoul: the royal Captain of the Guard of Agrabah.
  • Alan Tudyk as Iago (voice)
  • Nikkita Chadha as Dancer
  • Kamil Lemieszewski as Ali's Servant
  • Adam Collins as City Guard
  • Ocean Navarro as Little Acrobat
  • Amer Chadha-Patel as Mounted Guard
  • Joey Ansah as Jafar's Guard
  • Mary Cruz as Palace Courtier
  • Jag Patel as Sultan's Main Palace Courtier
  • Bern Collaço as Palace Guard
  • Maya Saroya as Ese
  • Sophie Carmen-Jones as Balcony Girl
  • Leslie Kunz as Female Cook
  • Amir Boutrous as Jamal
  • Beth Willetts as Ensemble
  • Hiten Patel as Haatim City Guard
  • Eric Coco as Townsfolk
  • Will Blagrove as Actor (voice)
  • Albert Tang as Townsfolk
  • Belal Sabir as Abbaas City Guard
  • Cassie Clare as Peacock
  • Amar Adatia as Bodyguard
  • Charlotte Barnes as Female Cook Dancer
  • Dave Simon as City Guard
  • Amrita Jazzmyn as Villager
  • Jordan A. Nash as Barro
  • Imran Yusuf as Omar
  • Tuncay Gunes as Prince Ali's Servant
  • Fran Targ as Townsfolk
  • Sanj Surati as Wrong Wisher
  • Julian London as Wrong Wisher
  • Serhat Metin as Ali's Servant
  • Spencer Collings as Camel Rider
  • Amed Hashimi as Prisoner 1
  • Maryam Soumare Dahan as Villager
  • Nicky Andersen as Townsfolk
  • Andrew Jonas as Townfolk
  • Kevin Matadeen as Carpet Seller
  • Mario Romano as Agrabah Citizen
  • Karamvir Athwal as Townsfolk
  • Marisha Wallace as Busy Body
  • Danilo Vicente as Ali's Servant
  • Nick Khan as Alis Servant
  • Ramzan Miah as Dancer
  • Jackson Kai as North African TownFolk / Dancer
  • Satish Danny Paul as Town Lamp Stall Owner
  • Mahmoud Elmesiry as Palace Guard
  • Tahir Burhan as Palace Courtier
  • Hamza Malik as Palace Guard
  • Jay Nifaoui as Villager
  • Song-Hung Chang as Ahmed
  • Feizal Mowlabocus as Nubian Fan Bearer
  • Luke Johnson as Dancer
  • Royston Gooden as Dancer
  • Karan Singh Duggall as SR. Palace Servent
  • Yassine Mkhichen as Townsfolk
  • Paulina Boneva as Market Lady
  • Yasmin Harrison as Peacock Dancer
  • Koko Basigara as Peacock
  • Blythe Jandoo as Luna Dancer
  • Nazerene Williams as School Girl
  • Daham Kandanarrachchi as Henchman
  • Adrian Danila as Ali's Servant
  • Ben Sura as Turkish Trader
  • Lucas Antoine Starrets as Sub-Saharan Townsfolk (as Lucas Yashere)
  • Daniel Hayde as Townsman
  • Wade Lewin as Dancer
  • Svend Emil Jacobsen as Sven - Guard of Prince Anders
  • Sunil Kumar as City Guard
  • Omari Bernard as Guard#1
  • Jagoda Kamov as Palace Servant
  • Michael Herne as Mediterranean Townsfolk / Wedding Guest
  • Demii Lee Walker as School girl
  • Lee Admassie as Ali's Trumpeter
  • Shakeel Hussain as Palace Guest
  • David Orrells as Palace servant
  • Agatha Ezzedine as Market Lady
  • Andrew Dunkelberger as Palace Guard
  • Mandana Ghomshei as Villager
  • Luke Bell as Townsfolk
  • Amar Bains as Dancer
  • Stefan Capper as Prisoner 2
  • Ramzi Marouani as Rasheed Reluctant City Guard
  • Jan Cabral as Palace Guard
  • Shelley Mcdonald as City Guard
  • Rachel Ruhomon as Villager
  • Shaj Goku as City Guard
  • Yvonne Pexton as Townsfolk
  • Joseph Alex Pacquette Hinds as Ali's Dancing Servant #2 (as Joseph Hinds)
  • Neal Piron as Dancer
  • Levente Jakab as Ali's Dancing Servant
  • Karzan Wali as Palace Guard
  • Fabio Abraham as Arabic Man (uncredited)
  • Rodrig Andrisan as Agrabah Citizen (uncredited)
  • Rene Costa as Villager (uncredited)
  • Ketan Majmudar as Palace Kitchen Worker (uncredited)
  • Emily Ng as Palace Wedding Guest (uncredited)
  • Chloe Stannage as Village child (uncredited)


Filming

Principal photography commenced on September 6, 2017, at Longcross Studios in Longcross , Surrey, England, and concluded on January 24, 2018. Part of the film was shot in Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan. Reshoots took place during August 2018.

Music

At the 2017 D23 Expo , Alan Menken announced that he will be co-writing new songs for the film with songwriters of La La Land, Pasek & Paul. Menken would also score the film, which will also include the original film's songs written by Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Pasek and Paul wrote the lyrics for two new songs. One of them is a solo for the character of Jasmine, which Paul called "a beautiful piece of music", praising Scott's singing as "incredible". The other song is a new duet for Aladdin and Jasmine, which Paul referred to as "a sweet song". The duo also wrote a new lyric for the original film's song " Arabian Nights".

Post-production

The visual effects will be provided by Industrial Light & Magic and supervised by Michael Mullholland, Daniele Bigi and David Seager with the help of DNEG, Nzviage and Proof.

Release

Aladdin is scheduled to be released in 3D, Dolby Cinema and IMAX by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on May 24, 2019, replacing the original date set for Star Wars: Episode IX.