Will Smith In Talks For 'Aladdin'
Dumbo fell through, but Will Smith is now in talks to star as the genie in Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin.
According to Deadline, negotiations are still in the early stages so it's not concrete.
Will Smith is in talks to take on the genie role made famous by the late Robin Williams in Disney's live-action Aladdin from Guy Ritchie, we hear.
The adaptation of the animated feature follows
the studio's strategy of bringing its classic animated titles to life and so far it has been a goldmine, most recently with Beauty and the Beast which has already grossed over $1B worldwide.
Smith had previously been in talks with Tim Burton about Dumbo but that did not materialize and we're told these talks are also early.
This would be great for him if this actually pans out.
Lets see what happens.