DUBAI: Award-winning actor Will Smith has shared on Instagram a cryptic poster for Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin.
The Hollywood star, who will play the magical Genie, also posted the comment: “LEMME OUT!! Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE!” alongside the poster that showed a magical lamp billowing wisps of blue smoke.
Aladdin also stars Mena Massoud, who takes the lead as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar. This will be Massoud’s big-screen debut, although the Egyptian-Canadian actor taken television roles before. Director Guy Ritchie has signed on to deliver the live-action remake for Disney.
The first official trailer will be released today, October 11, while the movie will premiere on US and UK theaters in May 2019
Disney has had great success in transforming their classic animation films into live-action productions, including The Jungle book, Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella becoming box office hits worldwide.