Will Smith circling Genie role in Disney’s live-action ‘Aladdin’

Show Full Article Will Smith might   end up   working   his magic for Disney after all. Smith   most recently starred in Collateral Beauty and Suicide Squad, and he’ll next be seen in the Netflix   fantasy thriller Bright. The project comes amid   a wave of beloved Disney toons being remade as live-action movies. Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Sherlock Holmes) is directing the new Aladdin   movie, working from a script by   John August (Big Fish). Having recently   flirted with but never   committed to starring   in the studio’s live-action Dumbo movie, Smith is now in early talks to play the   Genie in Disney’s live-action Aladdin re-imagining, EW has confirmed. As Genie, Smith would follow in the footsteps of the late Robin Williams, whose   freewheeling, side-splitting performance   in   the original 1992 animated film helped propel it to box office success and critical acclaim. Deadline Hollywood first reported the news.