Will Smith is one of the world’s most accomplished actors, but this may be his toughest role yet. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air has been cast is the genie in the live-action Aladdin film.
Yeah, the same Disney film that apparently was having trouble finding actors of Middle Eastern or Indian descent for the lead roles.
Disney announced at the D23 Expo that Naomi Scott will be portraying Princess Jasmine, Mena Massoud will be portraying Aladdin while Will Smith will hold down duties as the Genie.
We wouldn’t bet on Will not pulling this off with aplomb, though.
Guy Ritchie will direct Aladdin. Let us know what you think in the comments.