• Alan Tudyk will play the parrot Iago in the 'Aladdin' remake
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    Alan Tudyk will play the parrot Iago in the 'Aladdin' remake

    The scene-stealing parrot from Disney's Aladdin has a new voice – that of Rogue One star Alan Tudyk.

  • 'Aladdin' debuts new full trailer, featuring Will Smith's singing genie
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    'Aladdin' debuts new full trailer, featuring Will Smith's singing genie

    Will Smith's genie has angered fans once again in the wake of the new trailer for 'Aladdin'.

  • The mockery of Will Smith's genie in Disney's live-action 'Aladdin' is very real
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    The mockery of Will Smith's genie in Disney's live-action 'Aladdin' is very real

    First fans complained that in the first look at Will Smith's Genie from Guy Ritchie's live-action remake of Aladdin, he wasn't blue.

  • Every live-action Disney remake currently in development
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    Every live-action Disney remake currently in development

    There are numerous remakes in the works at Walt Disney Studios and this is when they're coming out.

  • Will Smith reassures 'Aladdin' fans that his Genie will be BLUE
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    Will Smith reassures 'Aladdin' fans that his Genie will be BLUE

    Hoping to calm things on the internet down a bit, Will Smith has confirmed that his Genie in Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin will be blue after all.

  • First official photos from 'Aladdin' unveiled and Will Smith's Genie is definitely not blue
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    First official photos from 'Aladdin' unveiled and Will Smith's Genie is definitely not blue

    The live-action Disney remake is heading to cinemas next May.

  • The upcoming stars who will be huge in 2019
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    The upcoming stars who will be huge in 2019

    2019 is set to be a huge year for cinema with major releases from the studios and indie films that come with serious hype. From Star Wars to the Terminator reboot, Aladdin to Jordan Peele’s next horror Us , there will be more than a few familiar faces to entice people into cinemas but there are several rising stars to look out for too. So here are some of the up and coming actors you’ll be seeing a lot of in 2019. READ MORE Lessons Hollywood can learn from 2018 films The most searched for movies of 2018 The stars we lost in 2018

  • Guy Ritchie CONFIRMED to direct Aladdin, according to casting call
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    Guy Ritchie CONFIRMED to direct Aladdin, according to casting call

    It was a bit of a surprise when Disney announced there was to be an ‘Aladdin’ live-action remake, but even more shocking was that Guy Ritchie was attached. According to the site Movie Casting Call, the listing that was uploaded by Alan Baltes, a member of the Screen Actors Guild and part of the Disney Channel national talent search, has advertised roles in Disney’s ‘Aladdin’. Posted on Friday, the ad asks for newcomers to assume the roles of Aladdin and Yasmin.

  • 10 Family Films With Really Dark Backstories
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    10 Family Films With Really Dark Backstories

    Lest you think filmmaking is all sunshine and lollipops, here are 10 reminders that showbusiness is an ugly business, and the family films which you hold dear to your heart were actually the cause of more than a little psychological scarring… ‘The Railway Children’ – The girl’s age was hushed up 
Casting producers on the 1970 children’s adventure 'The Railway Children’ liked actress Sally Thomsett’s audition for 11-year-old Phyllis so much, they were willing to overlook one fairly significant point – that she was actually 20 years old. Thomsett was three years old than her on-screen big sister, Jenny Agutter, but was treated like a child by crew members, who gave her sweeties for good behaviour. For starters, shooting on the movie very nearly led to tragedy, when Kym Karath, the actress playing Gretl, fell out of a boat and almost drowned – she couldn’t swim and Julie Andrews was unable to fetch her as planned. Andrews was disliked by co-star Christopher Plummer, who likened her presence to “being hit over the head with a big Valentine’s Day card every day”.