Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, songwriting duo from La La Land and The Greatest Showman, have revealed new details about their songs for the upcoming Aladdin reboot.
It was announced in July 2017 that the duo was going to be working with Alan Menken on new songs for director Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action retelling of the original 1992 animated film. The film stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Will Smith as Genie, and Naomi Scott as Jasmine.
Paul and Pasek spoke with Variety about the soundtrack and mentioned some of the songs that they worked on. “We got to write a new song for Jasmine,” Paul said. They also wrote a duet for Aladdin and Jasmine which Paul described as “a sweet song.” They even got to write a new verse for “Arabian Nights,” a song from the original film.
Aladdin is set for release on May 24, 2019.