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Guy Ritchie's Aladdin To Feature New Songs By Greatest Showman Lyricists

Guy Ritchie's live-action remake of Disney's 'Aladdin' will feature two new songs written by 'The Greatest Showman' songwriters.Benj Pasek and Justin Paul are receiving continual praise for their Academy Award nominated song 'This Is Me'...

Billy Magnussen Loved Working With Guy Ritchie On Aladdin Remake

Billy Magnussen had a ''blast'' working with Guy Ritchie on the live-action remake of Disney's 'Aladdin'.The 32-year-old actor joined the cast of the upcoming live action reboot of the beloved 1992 animation as a brand...

Guy Ritchie's Aladdin Gets 2019 Release Date

Guy Ritchie's live-action remake of 'Aladdin' has landed a 2019 release date.The new movie hadn't been given a drop date but following a change of directors for 'Star Wars: Episode IX', the live-action reboot of...

Will Smith Shares Image Of Cast Of Aladdin Live-action Remake

Will Smith has confirmed filming for the live-action remake of 'Aladdin' has started.The 48-year-old actor revealed he was playing The Genie in the Guy Ritchie reboot of the 1992 Disney-animated classic earlier this year and...

Numan Acar To Star In Aladdin Remake

Numan Acar has been cast in the Disney live-action remake of 'Aladdin'.The 'Homeland' actor is reportedly set to play Hakim - who is head of the guards and right hand man to the feature's villain...

Marwan Kenzari In Talks To Play Jafar In Aladdin

Marwan Kenzari is in talks to play the evil Jafar in the live-action remake of 'Aladdin'.The 43-year-old actor - who will next be seen in Kenneth Branagh's 'The Murder on the Orient Express' - is...

Guy Ritchie Struggling To Find Actor For Aladdin

Guy Ritchie has still not found an actor to lead his live action reboot of 'Aladdin'.The British director is working on bringing Disney's classic 1992 animation back to the big screen along with Sean Bailey...

Will Smith In Talks To Voice The Genie In Aladdin

Will Smith is in talks to take on the role of The Genie in Disney's live-action version of 'Aladdin'.The 'Suicide Squad' actor was originally in negotiations to work on Tim Burton's new adaptation of 'Dumbo',...

Guy Ritchie Set To Direct Live-action Aladdin Movie

Guy Ritchie is in talks to direct a live-action 'Aladdin' film.The 48-year-old filmmaker - whose previous films include 'Sherlock Holmes' and 'Snatch' - is wanted to recreate Disney's classic 1992 animation as a new adventure...

Chloe Moretz Joins Dark Shadows

Chloe Moretz is set to join the cast of 'Dark Shadows'. The 'Kick-Ass' actress - who recently completed filming on Martin Scorsese's forthcoming project 'Hugo Cabret' - will play Carolyn in the Tim Burton-directed movie...

Michelle Pfeiffer To Star In Dark Shadows

Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks to star in 'Dark Shadows' alongside Johnny Depp. The 52-year-old actress is reportedly director Tim Burton's first choice to play Elizabeth Collins Stoddard - the family matriarch who has become...

August Responds To Alba's Script Remarks

Screenwriter JOHN AUGUST has written a scathing response to JESSICA ALBA after she insisted good actors have no need for scripts.The Sin City actress has come under fire from the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory...

Johnny Depp Gets Dark Shadows

Johnny Depp has signed up to star in 'Dark Shadows'.The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' actor has been signed up by long-time collaborator Tim Burton to work on the vampire project, an adaptation of a TV...

Winona Ryder Lands Frankenweenie

Winona Ryder has been cast in Tim Burton's upcoming movie 'Frankenweenie'.The 'Star Trek' actress is set to provide the voice for the role of Elsa in the feature-length version of Burton's 1984 short film. She...

Mendes Taps August For Preacher Script

Director SAM MENDES is working with screenwriter JOHN AUGUST to turn his dream of making a movie version of graphic novel PREACHER into a reality. The American Beauty filmmaker has been desperate to turn the cult...

Drew Barrymore Fan Searching For Film Deal

A DREW BARRYMORE fan's filmed efforts to land a date with the actress are set to be made available to the public - a Hollywood agency is seeking a deal for the bizarre movie....

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