Interview

Watch 'Aladdin' press conference and meet the spectacular coterie

Walt Disney Pictures brought a bit of Agrabah to Los Angeles this past weekend, uniting the cast and crew of this weekend’s big screen musical adventure “Aladdin” for a special press conference. Not only did the event bring on stage stars Will Smith, Mena MassoudNaomi Scott ,Nasim PedradNavid Negahban, director Guy Ritchie and Production Designer Gemma Jackson, but it featured a very special performance by eight-time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken. You can watch the whole thing in the player below!

Aladdin is directed by Ritchie from a screenplay by John August (“Dark Shadows,” “Big Fish”), based on the 1992 animated film “Aladdin,” in turn based on stories from “One Thousand and One Nights.”

Dan Lin (“The LEGO Movie”) produces “Aladdin” with Marc Platt (“La La Land”), Jonathan Eirich (“Death Note”) and Kevin De La Noy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) serving as executive producers.

Look for “Aladdin” to hit the big screen this Friday, May 24th. Check back with Moviebill throughout the week, too, for more interviews with the stars!


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.