Will Smith May Star As Genie In Disney’s Aladdin

Will Smith May Star As Genie In Disney's Aladdin

Will Smith

Will Smith May Star As Genie In Disney’s “Aladdin”

Will Smith may be taking his talents to Disney. The 48-year-old actor is reportedly in talks to play the genie role made famous by the late Robin Williams in Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” from Guy Ritchie. According to a report,

The adaptation of the animated feature follows the studio’s strategy of bringing its classic animated titles to life and so far it has been a goldmine, most recently with Beauty and the Beast which has already grossed over $1B worldwide. Smith had previously been in talks with Tim Burton about Dumbo but that did not materialize and we’re told these talks are also early.

“Aladdin” will be a live-action musical. The production is gearing up for a six-month shoot and is supposed to start in the U.K. in July and wrap early next year. The first “Aladdin”, in its animated form, grossed an impressive $504M for Disney 25 years ago.

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Authored by: Kellie Williams