Report: Disney's Trying to Get Will Smith to Play the Genie in the Live-Action Aladdin Movie

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“Now this is a story all about how/My life got flipped turned upside down.” Or at least it could be. The House of Mouse wants the man who played Deadshot in Suicide Squad to grant wishes.

Deadline reports that Disney is in talks with Will Smith to be the genie in the live-action Aladdin project being directed by Guy Ritchie. If the deal happens, Smith would be following in the large, intimidating footsteps of Robin Williams, whose manic portrayal of the blue-skinned djinn made the character beloved for a whole generation. With Cinderella and Beauty and the Beast already profitable ventures, Disney’s plans to remake many of its modern animated hits into live-action affairs are well underway. A big name like Smith’s could make Aladdin even more successful.