Will Smith in Talks to Play Genie in Live-Action ‘Aladdin’

Guy Ritchie may have found his Genie.

Will Smith is in early talks for the magical, musical role in the live-action adaptation of Aladdin.

The Genie role was voiced by the late Robin Williams in the original 1992 animated film, which was part of Disney’s animation renaissance and retold the Middle East-set folk tale of a young man granted three wishes by a genie trapped in a lamp and the evil sorcerer who covets the magical object.

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