Smith shares selfie with Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Marwan Kenzari as cameras roll on Disney remake from director Guy Ritchie.
Guy Ritchie's live-action adaptation of its classic animated feature 'Aladdin' has stumbled into another row over race.
Dutch actor, seen in 'The Mummy' and 'Ben-Hur,' in talks to play the villain of the live-action remake of the Disney animated classic.
Disney announced over the weekend that it has found its new Aladdin and Princess Jasmine for the Guy Ritchie-directed live-action remake.
Hollywood has been riddled with backlash after several films hired white actors to play characters that are traditionally ethnic. About 75 percent of film actors in 2014 alone were white, according to a study by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications.
Guy Ritchie and the studio are trying to wrap up a months-long search that has included names (Riz Ahmed, Dev Patel) and complete unknowns from around the world to play the street hustler turned prince.
David Beckham’s cameo in Guy Ritchie’s forthcoming ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ has become quite the talking point. Will it be a case of Eric Cantona in ‘Looking For Eric’? Or Stan Collymore in ‘Basic Instinct 2’? Well, according to Ritchie and Beckham’s co-star Charlie Hunnam, he did a sterling job on set. “Working with David was one of the real highlights [of the film],” Hunnam told Yahoo Movies. “I was so surprised by his approach to the work. Everybody knows David Beckham, he’s this superstar football player, he’s a giant national treasure. ...
One look at this exclusive clip of Charlie Hunnam in 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword' makes it clear it's the work of director Guy Ritchie
Will Smith in early talks for key magical, musical role in 'Aladdin,' upcoming Guy Ritchie film, as character originated by Robin Williams in '90s animated feature
David Beckham is playing a ‘disgruntled knight’ in the new Guy Ritchie movie, ‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’. And it’s no wonder he’s disgruntled with a disfigurement of that magnitude. And not to mention that gob-full of rotten, yellowing teeth. Dropping a snapshot of the make-up team’s sterling work on Instagram, he added simply: “Rough day at the office.” Rough day at the office @kingarthurmovie @guyritchie A post shared by David Beckham (@davidbeckham) on Mar 28, 2017 at 6:59am PDT
Aladdin and Jasmine were voiced by white actors in the 1992 original. Aladdin fans and decent human beings can rest easy after an open casting call for Disney’s live-action remake made it clear the film is looking for Middle Eastern leads. Set to be directed by ‘Snatch’ and ‘Sherlock Holmes’s Guy Ritchie, the remake is on the look-out for two actors aged 18-25 to play lead pair Aladdin and Jasmine.
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.
Aladdin is about to get some wallop, with news that Disney is eyeing up Guy Ritchie to helm a live-action version of the classic tale. It’s reportedly all thanks to producer Dan Lin, who worked with Ritchie on his revisionist ‘Sherlock Holmes’ movies, and will be collaborating with Disney for ‘Aladdin’.