Here’s who may replace the legendary Robin Williams in Disney’s remake of ‘Aladdin’

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Here’s who may replace the legendary Robin Williams in Disney’s remake of ‘Aladdin’

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Robin Williams voiced the character of the mischievous genie in “Aladdin.”

According to Variety, Will Smith is in talks to take on the role of the Genie in Disney’s live-action “Aladdin.”

British filmmaker Guy Ritchie will direct, with “Big Fish” writer John August working on the screenplay. The film will be a live-action adaptation of the Disney classic, following the success of “Beauty and the Beast” — which has grossed over $1B worldwide.

The Genie role was voiced by the late Robin Williams in the original 1992 film, which tells the story young man vying for the affections of a princess who is granted three wishes by a genie trapped in a magic lamp.

Like “Beauty and the Beast,” “Aladdin” will be a musical, so the role could be a perfect fit for Smith who started his show business career as a rapper.

Ritchie’s next movie, “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” will be released in May. Smith will next be seen in the Netflix exclusive “Bright,” a fantasy crime-thriller about a cop who gets partnered with an orc.

If Smith turns the role down, there’s always plan b.


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