Word on the street is that Will Smith will portray the wise Genie in the upcoming Disney live-action Aladdin. Is this low-key one of your three wishes? Ours too!
The live-action adaptation is directed by Guy Ritchie, Madonna's ex-husband, who directed films such as Snatch (2000) and Sherlock Holmes (2009). Although an open casting kicked off in April searching for Aladdin and Jasmine, it looks like Ritchie has got his eyes set on the perfect Genie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the filmmaker is in early talks with Smith for the magical, musical role. The late Robin Williams voiced the beloved character in the 1992 classic Disney flick.
Meanwhile, people on the internet have mixed feelings.
Will Smith accept the offer? Can Priyanka Chopra please play Jasmine? When will this premiere? We have so many questions!
All we do know is that the shooting for the live-action musical is expected to be from July 2017 to January 2018.
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