Will Smith is reportedly in talks to star as the Genie in the live-action remake of the 1992 cartoon classic, Aladdin. The role of the Genie in the 1992 classic was originally voiced by Robin Williams, who passed on in 2014.
The Aladdin remake is currently under production and will be directed by Guy Ritchie.
Aladdin was the highest grossing film in 1992 and received two Academy Awards for its unforgettable soundtrack, A Whole New World.
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.