Prepare For Waterworks: The Live-Action Aladdin Film Will Feature a New Aladdin and Jasmine Duet

Aug 18 2018 - 12:00pm

ALADDIN, Genie, Jasmine, Aladdin, 1992. (c) Buena Vista Pictures/ Courtesy: Everett Collection.

The soundtrack for Disney's Aladdin [1] is about to get even more magical! The iconic 1992 animated film is getting the live-action treatment [2], and it has the perfect team behind it. In addition to the star-studded cast [3], Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (aka the music duo behind Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen [4], La La Land, and The Greatest Showman) are teaming up with Disney music legend Alan Menken to create a few brand-new songs! The two recently dished about the music for the upcoming film to Variety, and we're already freaking out.

"We got to write a new song for Jasmine," Paul told the publication. "Alan wrote a beautiful piece of music and [Naomi Scott] is incredible." And if you're obsessed with "A Whole New World," then you're in luck, because Aladdin and Jasmine are getting a whole new duet as well. "It's a sweet song," Paul added. Not to mention, Pasek and Paul also wrote a new verse for "Arabian Nights," which was originally written by Menken and the late Howard Ashman. It was actually one of the last songs Ashman wrote before his death [5] in March 1991.

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