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Aladdin 3D | All for love

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:23 AM
Mena Massoud (left) as Aladdin, the street rat with a heart of gold, and Will Smith, the larger-than-life Genie.

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated ­classic Aladdin is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie, who may be the key to their future.

Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his ­singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, Aladdin is written by John August and Ritchie, based on Disney’s Aladdin. The film stars Academy ­nominee Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim.

Aladdin is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive ­producers. Eight-time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and includes new music written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.