Will Smith In Negotiations To Play The Genie In ALADDIN

Welp, didn't see this one coming.

According to a new report over at Deadline, Collateral Beauty star Will Smith has entered negotiations to star as the Genie in Guy Ritchie's upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin. How's that for an unexpected combination of words?

Until very recently, Smith was also in negotiations to join the cast of Tim Burton's Dumbo, but - as you may have guessed - those negotiations did not pan out. 

Not much else is known about Ritchie's Aladdin, other than the fact that, much like this year's blockbuster Beauty And The Beast adaptation, the film will be a musical combining live-action and CGI. Given Ritchie's involvement, it may also feature seizure-inducing editing and Vinnie Jones.

Stay tuned for more on this one as it develops. While we're waiting: you folks into this casting or nah? We're having trouble wrapping our heads around it, but what do we know?