Will Smith who will portray Genie in Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin posted the first cast photo from the set. The film is set to begin filming in London.
Smith took a selfie with costars, Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Jasmine), and Marwan Kenzari (Jafar).
Aladdin is based on the 1992 animated film and stories from “One Thousand and One Nights.” The film will feature new recordings of the original songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, and Tim Rice as well as two new songs written by Menken, Benj Pasek, and Justin Paul.
See Smith’s Facebook post below:
We just started shooting Aladdin and I wanted to intro you guys to our new family… Mena Massoud/Aladdin, Naomi Scott/Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari/Jafar, and I’m over here gettin my Genie on. Here we go!