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.
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.