Date: 20th April 2017
Will Smith is in early talks to voice the Genie in Disney’s live-action “Aladdin” reboot from director Guy Ritchie.
The role was famously voiced by Robin Williams in the 1992 classic and would mark Smith’s first voice-over work since DreamWorks Animation’s 2004 comedy "Shark Tale".
Following a string of adult dramas and action movies like "Collateral Beauty" and "Suicide Squad", Smith has been eyeing a family-friendly film as his next project. He was circling the lead role in "Dumbo", but walked away from a deal due to scheduling conflicts.
Source: Press Release