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Casting Director Guy Ritchie Confronts Will Smith 'Aladdin' Rumors

Director Guy Ritchie, who has signed on to helm the live-action remake of Aladdin has finally addressed rumors that Will Smith is in the running to play the Genie. 

"I can't give you any updates. I mean, I like Will Smith very much," Ritchie told E! News this week. "It would make me very happy to be making it with him, but the whole thing is very exciting. I'm looking forward to it." 

The original role of the Genie was voiced by the late Robin Williams. 

Source: E! News