Will Smith posts sneak peek of new Aladdin film

Will Smith takes a photo with a fan. (AFP)
Updated 11 October 2018
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Will Smith posts sneak peek of new Aladdin film

  • Aladdin premieres in US and UK theaters in May 2019
  • Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud plays Aladdin

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.


K-pop superstars B.I.G release Arabic cover song

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K-pop superstars B.I.G release Arabic cover song

DUBAI: K-pop superstar band B.I.G have just released a cover of hit Arabic song “3Daqa” by Egyptian singer Abu featuring actress Yousra, sending fans into a frenzy online.

This cover is part of the pop group’s “The Global Cover Project” and marks the second time the boy band has released a cover of an Arabic song. On January 31, they released a cover of “La Bezzaf” by the Arab band The5.