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It’s a tall order, but can Will Smith pull it off?

Smith is being eyed for a pretty iconic role: the Genie in Disney’s live-action Aladdin. The role, made famous by the late Robin Williams in the 1992 animated version, would be a change of pace for Will, who has been heading more dramatic films as of late.

According to Deadline, the live-action adaptation of Aladdin, directed by Guy Ritchie, will be a musical and is supposed to start filming in the U.K. in July and wrap early next year. Talks to add Big Willie are early, but he’s definitely a frontrunner. Apparently, Will was also in talks with Tim Burton about Dumbo but that did not materialize.

We think the former Fresh Prince could kill it as Genie … but who would you pick to play Aladdin and Jasmine? Hmmm…

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Why Tyler Perry Says He’s A “James Evans” Kind Of Dad

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The “Boo” is back!

In Boo 2: A Madea Halloween, Tyler Perry’s character Brian is a bit of a dorky dad … but in real life, Perry says he lays down the law when it comes to his own son, 3 1/2 year-old Aman.

HH caught up with Tyler during the press rounds for Boo 2 and the multi-facted mogul gave us some insight on how and why he would be quick to transform into a James Evans (from Good Times) kind of dad.

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