A childhood memory for almost every kid from the 90s, the story of “Aladdin” is soon going to invade our minds. It is expected that the live-action movie will follow certain basic parameters from the original animated film. However, a certain depth to the character of Princess Jasmine is being cited in the upcoming Aladdin movie.
Since the debut of the official teaser last year, people have been eagerly waiting to know more about the movie. The cast that would be waking up the sleeping cells of our memory in three weeks, include Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and Will Smith as Aladdin’s magical friend, Genie. However, presuming the movie to be same as the animated version could be a mistake.
Director Guy Ritchie is expected to make certain modifications to the character of the princess, who has always seen as strong-willed, prompt at taking firm stand for herself, and the one who challenges old traditions that curb her rights. The character will have certain new layers this time, where the audience will also get an opportunity to know Princess Jasmine a little better.
The 25-year-old London-born actress, Scott stated in an interview that it was a perfect chance to develop the “boss lady” tendencies in the character. This has helped in adding a new plot-line to the story
Releasing on May 24, the Aladdin movie by Walt Disney would smell like fresh flowers, where the viewers will not only see Princess Jasmine taking stands, but also defending herself against Jafar to protect her kingdom. The character of Jafar will be played by a Dutch actor Marwan Kenzari.
Scott highlighted that the what excited her and made her feel like “I’m-a get this role” was that “Disney and Guy and the producers were all of the same mindset in terms of what they wanted for this character.”
Another transition used to reveal a different side of Jasmine is a new song titled “Speechless”, which is believed to be a sort of anthem for the royal character. Naomi Scott explained that the song is “basically her declaration” that she will not remain silent, calling it a “very important” message at present.
The official description of the Aladdin movie illustrates it as a “thrilling and vibrant” live-action adaptation of the animated classic. Scott painted it as an “exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.”
The trio, which was loved decades ago, is expected to attract an even greater audience when it hits the theaters this month. When it debuts at the domestic box office over Memorial Day weekend, the movie should earn $80 million, according to early tracking. While the expectations are high, will the fans show as much love to the movie?