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Aladdin remake is a ‘love letter’ to the Middle East – Will Smith

By Reuters
14 May 2019   |   11:54 am
Actor Will Smith, who stars as the Genie in the live-action remake of Disney's "Aladdin", called the movie a "love letter" to the region whilst speaking at a news conference in Amman on Monday.

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