Report: Disney's Trying To Get Will Smith To Play The Genie In The Live-Action Aladdin Movie

"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.

Image: Getty

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.

Trending Stories Right Now