Aladdin live-action remake: Will Smith to play Robin William's iconic role, Genie


Apr 20, 2017 20:40:51 IST

Los Angeles: Actor Will Smith is in early talks to play the Genie in Disneys live-action Aladdin. .

File photo of Will Smith

File photo of Will Smith

As Genie, the 48-year-old star would follow in the footsteps of Robin Williams, whose performance in the original 1992 animated film helped propel it to box office success and critical acclaim reported Entertainment Weekly.

Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritchie is helming the new Aladdin film, working from a script by John August.

The project comes amid a wave of beloved Disney toons being remade as live-action movies. PTI SSN SSN

Updated Date: Apr 20, 2017 20:40:51 IST