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Will Smith Might Play the Genie in the New “Aladdin”

Will Smith Might Play the Genie in the New “Aladdin”

Disney has some huge shoes to fill with its live-action remake of “Aladdin.” Robin Williams as the Genie? Who can even come close to touching that performance? Well, they may have found one of the only people who can.

Will Smith is in early talks to do it. He was actually close to doing Disney’s “Dumbo” remake, but that fell through for some reason. This could be an awesome fit, though.

The original came out in 1992, and it was the highest-grossing movie of the year, with $217 million in the U.S. and $504 million worldwide. Madonna’s ex-husband Guy Ritchie is directing the remake.