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Disney's Live-Action Aladdin Releases First TV Spot

Will Smith will play the Genie in the upcoming new film, set to be released on May 24.

Disney has released its first TV spot for its live-action Aladdin, set to be released in theaters on May 24. Check out the spot below.

The live-action reboot of the 1992 animated feature will star Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Will Smith as the Genie, and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar. Tony nominee Billy Magnussen will also join as Prince Anders, a new role created for the film. Guy Ritchie will direct, with a screenplay by John August.

Aladdin was originally released in 1992, featuring music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. The cast of voices included Scott Weinger (Aladdin), Robin Williams (Genie), Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), and Linda Larkin (Jasmine), with Tony winner Lea Salonga supplying the singing voice of Jasmine.

The stage musical Aladdin opened at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre on March 20, 2014, with Jonathan Freeman reprising his original performance as Jafar. The production earned five Tony nominations, including Best Musical and Best Original Score.


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