Make way for Prince…Anders? A spinoff film based on Disney’s live-action remake of “Aladdin” is headed to Disney+, and Billy Magnussen, who played Prince Anders in the remake, will star in the project, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.Magnussen was one of the smarmy, wealthy princes who visits Agrabah to try and win Princess Jasmine’s (Naomi Scott) heart, and though his role was small, the rising star proved to be a scene-stealer in the film.Jordan Dunn and Michael Kvamme are attached to write the script for the untitled film that’s considered in early development at Disney+. Magnussen would reprise his role in the film, though the movie is not intended to be a sequel to “Aladdin.”Also Read: 'Aladdin' Star Mena Massoud Hasn't Had 'A Single Audition' Since Disney Film Came OutDan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced the “Aladdin” remake,” are attached as producers via their Rideback banner, and Rideback’s Ryan Halprin will executive produce. Magnussen also approached the producers with an idea for the film and was involved with meeting with potential writers.The “Aladdin” remake grossed over $1 billion worldwide for Disney since its release in May.Magnussen will next be seen in “No Time to Die,” the 25th James Bond movie, as well as the prequel film to “The Sopranos,” “The Many Saints of Newark.” He’s represented by WME and Anonymous Content. Dunn and Kvamme are represented by Verve.THR first reported the news of the spinoff film.Read original story ‘Aladdin’ Spinoff Movie in the Works With Billy Magnussen for Disney+ At TheWrap
The It List is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for Sept. 9-15, including the best deals we could find for each.
Plus, watch an exclusive deleted scene, which illustrates what the movie looked like before the VFX team worked their magic.
Two months after its release, Guy Ritchie’s remake of Disney’s “Aladdin” will cross the $1 billion mark at the global box office Friday, taking advantage of a mix of nostalgia and weak competition to dominate the box office in June. Released on Memorial Day weekend, “Aladdin” received mixed reviews with a 57% Rotten Tomatoes score, with some reviews echoing the sense of Disney remake fatigue that many critics would show two months later with “The Lion King.” But that didn’t stop Disney fans from showing up to the tune of a $117 million 4-day opening, the largest Memorial Day opening...
The It List is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for May 20 to 26, including the best deals we could find for each.