Variety is reporting that the new Aladdin live-action adaptation will feature new songs from Alan Menkin and the La La Land Musical team, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Here’s the gist of it from Variety:
“We got to write a new song for Jasmine,” Paul tells Variety. “Alan wrote a beautiful piece of music and [Scott] is incredible.”
They also wrote a duet for Aladdin and Jasmine. “It’s a sweet song,” Paul said.
They even got to write a new verse for the original film’s “Arabian Nights.”
The new adaptation of the beloved Disney classic is being directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Will Smith as The Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Jasmine’s handmaiden, Billy Magnussen as a potential suitor for the Princess, and Numan Acar as Jafar’s right-hand man (seemingly the replacement for Iago).
Aladdin hits theaters on May 24, 2019