• Will Smith spotted working at a Boots pharmacy in West London
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    Hanna Flint

    Will Smith spotted working at a Boots pharmacy in West London

    The Aladdin star was being a good dad by promoting his son's water brand.

  • Will Smith's Aladdin genie 'won't imitate Robin Williams'
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    Ben Arnold

    Will Smith's Aladdin genie 'won't imitate Robin Williams'

    With Disney's live-action Aladdin remake gathering pace, it's emerged just how Will Smith plans to take on the iconic Disney character originally voiced by the late Robin Williams.

  • Disney's live-action Aladdin searching for Middle Eastern youngsters to star
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    Ben Skipper

    Disney's live-action Aladdin searching for Middle Eastern youngsters to star

    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.

  • Guy Ritchie in line to direct live-action Aladdin for Disney
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    Ben Arnold

    Guy Ritchie in line to direct live-action Aladdin for Disney

    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’.

  • 10 Films That Were Secretly Re-Edited After Release
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    Ben Falk

    10 Films That Were Secretly Re-Edited After Release

    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.

  • American Voters Support Bombing of Aladdin’s (Fictitious) Homeland
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    Ben Bussey

    American Voters Support Bombing of Aladdin’s (Fictitious) Homeland

    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.