Will Smith tipped to play the Genie in live-action remake of Aladdin


Will Smith is the favourite to play the Genie in the live-action remake of Aladdin

The Men In Black actor is currently in early negotiations with Disney to play the iconic character, according to Deadline.


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Disney are keen to keep the success of their remakes rolling, after Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson smashed box office records. 

If the rumours are true, then Will Smith will be the first big name to join the cast.

Will Smith will certainly have some big shoes to fill, as the original Genie in the 1992 classic was voiced by the late Robin WIlliams. 

Filming is set to take place from July 2017 to January 2018, and a release date has not yet been announced.

The film will be directed by Guy Ritchie

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