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2019-06-28 21:18:12

Disneys Alladin

Aladdin is an upcoming American musical romantic fantasy adventure film directed by Guy Ritchie,screenplay by Ritchie and John August,and produced by Walt Disney Pictures.It is a live-action adaptation of Disneys 1992 animated film of the same name,which is in turn based on the Arab-style folktale of the same name from One Thousand and One Nights and the French interpretation by Antoine Galland.The film stars Mena Massoud as the title character alongside Will Smith,Naomi Scott,Marwan Kenzari,Navid Negahban,Nasim Pedrad,Billy Magnussen,and Numan Acar.Aladdin is scheduled to be released in the United States on May 24, 2019.

In October 2016,Disney announced Guy Ritchie would direct a live-action Aladdin remake.Smith was the first member of the cast to join,signing on to voice Genie in July 2017,and later that month Massoud and Scott were confirmed for the two lead roles.Principal photography began that September at Longcross Studios in Surrey,England,also filming in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan,and lasted until January 2018.Principal photography commenced on September6,2017,at Longcross Studios in Longcross,Surrey,England, and concluded on January24,2018.Part of the film was shot in Wadi Rum Desert,Jordan.Reshoots took place during the month of August 2018.

The film has drawn criticism for its decision to add a new original white character by casting actor Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders which fans and critics deemed unnecessary and offensive,sparking accusations of whitewashing to the film while pointing out the irony regarding the worldwide search for actors and actresses to play the leads in connection to the controversy.The decision to hire non-Arab,non-Middle Eastern and half-white British Indian actress Naomi Scott to play the lead female Princess Jasmine has also drawn criticism as well as accusations of colorism, although certain members of the cast, particularly Negahban and Pedrad, are of Iranian descent while Acar is of Turkish descent.Aladdin is scheduled to be released in 3D and IMAX by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures on May 24, 2019.