American rapper and actor, Will Smith is the blue-coloured genie in Walt Disney’s upcoming movie, ‘Aladdin.’

The thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s classic will also feature Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim.

The late Robin Williams provided the voice for the Genie in the earlier made 'Aladdin'.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly on his role, Smith said, "There’s a little bit less mimicking — there’s a James Brown piece that we do but a little bit less mimicking. The thing that will be the major addition from me playing the Genie is the hip-hop base.

"I think that’ll be fun for people. I think it’ll stand out as unique even in the Disney world. There hasn’t been a lot of that hip-hop flavour in Disney history!"

Directed by Guy Ritchie, ‘Aladdin’ will be released on May 24, 2019.

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