Disney on Thursday offered its first look at next summer’s live-action “Aladdin” with a teaser introducing Mena Massoud as the lamp-grabbing hero who will encounter Will Smith’s genie.
Based on the Oscar-winning 1992 animated hit, “Aladdin” stars Massoud as a charming street rat who meets the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) and a Genie who may be the key to their future.
Will Smith stars as the larger-than-life genie originally voiced by the late Robin Williams in the new film, which Guy Ritchie directs from a script by John August and Ritchie.
The film also stars Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards.
The film is produced by Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers.
Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and two new songs written by Menken and “La La Land” songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
The film, which was shot on practical stages in London and on location amidst the stunning desert vistas of Jordan, has a talented creative team helping to bring Agrabah to life, including: director of photography Alan Stewart, production designer Gemma Jackson and costume designer Michael Wilkinson.
The film is due in theaters May 24, 2019.
Watch the teaser trailer above.