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Will Smith In Talks To Play Genie In Live-Action Remake Of ‘Aladdin’

By: Greg Sacidor

Philadelphia native Will Smith may have found his next role.

Smith is reportedly in talks to take on the role of Genie for Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin, according to Deadline. The role of Genie was originally made famous by late comedian Robin Williams.

Related: Will Smith Attends ‘Fresh Prince’ Cast Reunion

This live-action remake of Aladdin follows Disney’s current ongoing strategy of bringing their classic animated films to life. Disney’s most recent project Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson has already grossed more than $1 billion worldwide since its mid-March release date.

Aladdin was originally released 25 years ago in 1992. It grossed more than $500 million worldwide and also won two Academy Awards.

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