Will Smith is said to have struck the "biggest upfront money deal in film history" to star in and provide music for Disney's 'Aladdin'.
The 'A Wrinkle In Time' director says she wouldn't get the same amount of chances as the British filmmaker.
Smith shares selfie with Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Marwan Kenzari as cameras roll on Disney remake from director Guy Ritchie.
Dutch actor, seen in 'The Mummy' and 'Ben-Hur,' in talks to play the villain of the live-action remake of the Disney animated classic.
Disney announced over the weekend that it has found its new Aladdin and Princess Jasmine for the Guy Ritchie-directed live-action remake.
Aladdin and Jasmine were voiced by white actors in the 1992 original. Aladdin fans and decent human beings can rest easy after an open casting call for Disney’s live-action remake made it clear the film is looking for Middle Eastern leads. Set to be directed by ‘Snatch’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes’s Guy Ritchie, the remake is on the look-out for two actors aged 18-25 to play lead pair Aladdin and Jasmine.
Aladdin is about to get some wallop, with news that Disney is eyeing up Guy Ritchie to helm a live-action version of the classic tale. It’s reportedly all thanks to producer Dan Lin, who worked with Ritchie on his revisionist ‘Sherlock Holmes’ movies, and will be collaborating with Disney for ‘Aladdin’.
Whether it’s because of studio interference, a crazy director, racial sensitivity or international money – sometimes a movie isn’t finished even after it reaches cinemas.
Perhaps Disney’s 1992 animated classic ‘Aladdin’ isn’t as well loved as we thought. A new poll of US voters conducted by Public Policy Policing found that a surprising amount of those polled were in favour of bombing Agrabah. In case you can’t quite place it, Agrabah is the Arabic kingdom in which ‘Aladdin’ is set - and, rather more importantly, it doesn’t actually exist.