After Disney announced its cast for the upcoming live-action Aladdin movie, fans have been given another exciting update on the film. Disney Legend Alan Menken is set to compose its music with La La Land lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Alan himself told fans the news after his concert at the D23 Expo 2017 on Sunday.
“For the new songs in the live-action Aladdin, my lyricists are the amazing young talents who this year won the Oscar for La La Land and the Tony for Dear Evan Hansen, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul,” Alan told the cheering crowd at D23 Expo’s Hall D23.
Benj and Justin, known together as Pasek and Paul, wrote the lyrics for Damien Chazelle’s La La Land with composer Justin Hurwitz. The film won Best Original Song at the 2017 Oscars with “City of Stars.”
Alan Menken also announced that he would be teaming up with Lin-Manuel Miranda on the music for the live action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. No other details on the movie were released during the expo.