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The stars and director of the new Disney live-action Aladdin movie talk about the challenges of following in the footsteps of the beloved animated original in this feature for Letterboxd News.

“I was sort of shackled by Will Smith. And in these last couple of years, I’ve just started finding my freedom.”

We’re now well into the era of the Disney live-action remake, but something feels a little bit different about the new Aladdin.