Will Smith In Talks to Play Genie in Aladdin Movie
You ain’t never had a friend like…Deadshot? That seems to be the case, as Deadline reports that Will Smith is in talks to play the Genie in Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin. Smith is in early talks to play the role voiced by Robin Williams in the 1992 film. Production begins this year in the UK and shoots until early next year.
Smith is the first potential star in the film, with a worldwide casting call underway for the film’s two lead roles. Guy Ritchie will direct the film, which will remain a musical.