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Will Smith In Talks to Play Genie In Aladdin

April 20, 2017

Will Smith is reportedly in 'early talks' to play the Genie in a live-action Aladdin.  There are several movies Disney plans to revamp in live-action form, much like the successful Beauty and the Beast.  The role of 'Genie' from Disney's animated Aladdin from 1992 was played by the late Robin Williams.