Watch Zayn and Zhavia Ward sing ‘A Whole New World’ from new Aladdin movie

Popstars Zayn Malik and Zhavia Ward have collaborated on a cover of A Whole New World for Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin.

Hitting cinemas on May 24 in the UK, the new version of Aladdin offers a re-imagining of the original 1992 film.

One of Disney’s most famous songs, A Whole New World was written for the original animated film by Alan Menken with Tim Rice and performed by Lea Salonga and Brad Kane in the movie. An alternative version – sung by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle – featured in the end credits.

Now the iconic musical number has been given a makeover for 2019, with Disney sharing an official music video of Zayn and Zhavia Ward’s take on the song.

The new live action Aladdin is directed by Guy Richie and features Mena Massoud in the title role opposite Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine.

Will Smith stars as the Genie of the Lamp, originally voiced by the late Robin Williams.

Speaking at the movie’s London premiere this week, Smith said: “Fun is what Robin Williams did so well with the Genie and I’ve been trying so hard to capture that and give it my flavour.”

Further casting includes Marwan Kenzari as Grand vizier Jafar, Navid Negahban as The Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, Alan Tudyk as the voice of Iago, Numan Acar as Hakim, Robby Haynes as Razoul, and Frank Welker who reprises his roles from the 1992 film as the voice of Abu and the Cave of Wonders.

The new film follows a musical stage adaption of the original movie, which is currently playing in both London’s West End and on Broadway.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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