WILL SMITH will be taking to the big screen as the iconic Genie in the new live action Aladdin movie arriving in cinemas soon. The children’s classic motion picture was directed by Guy Richie and produced by Walt Disney Pictures. It is a live-action adaptation of the Disney classic animated film from 1992 of the same name. But when can you watch it in the UK and the US?
The PG-rated film is a remake of the animated film released in 1992 and starring the late Robin Williams who died in 2014.
When can you see the film?
The 2019 remake of Aladdin will be released in the UK and US cinemas on May 24.
The new film will include the following stars in the roles of:
- Genie played by Will Smith
- Aladdin played by Mena Massoud
- Princess Jasmine played by Naomi Scott
- Jafar played by Marwan Kenzari
- The Sultan played by Navid Negahban
- Dalia played by Nasim Pedrad
- Prince Anders played by Billy Magnussen
- Hakim played by Numan Acar
How long is the film?
The film’s length is 128 minutes according to the British Board of Film Classification – which is two hours and eight minutes.
What is the film about?
Aladdin is the story of an impoverished but kind “street rat” called Aladdin.
He falls in love with the princess of Agrabah, Jasmine, and undertakes the challenge of fetching a magical lamp in order to win her love.
Aladdin retrieves the magical lamp for the sorcerer Jafar from the Cave of Wonders and unwittingly gets to meet a fun-loving genie who only wishes to have his freedom.
Where can you see the film?
The new Disney remake will be showing at cinemas across the UK and US – check your local cinema to find out more.
What have the reviews of the film been so far?
The reviews for the film have been mixed so far with an average score of 60 on review website Rotten Tomatoes based on 73 reviews and 59 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 23 reviews.