Who Should be the Genie in a Live-Action Aladdin?

Dear Reader,
First of all, I want to clarify that if you check the categories, it’ll say Movie Report. That’s because I created that category a long time ago. I was going to use it, but never got to. Anyway, I’m using this to talk about a casting idea for a live-action fairy tale movie in development: Aladdin. The movie is going to be directed by Guy Ritchie and will probably be a musical.

One day, My mom and I were in the hot tub and having a casual conversation. When she was facing me, she had an idea.

“You know,” Mom said. “There should be a live-action Aladdin movie.”

“Actually,” I replied. “Disney is making one.”

“Really?” she exclaimed.

I nodded by head to insure that it was true.

“Whose going to play the Genie?” Mom asked.

It was a good question. Who was going to play the Genie, one of Robin William’s famous roles? We talked about some actors who absolutely can pull off what Robin has done. While I thought of Robert Downey Jr. or Kevin Hart, Mom came upon with a really fantastic casting idea. Jeff Dunham playing the Genie. To me, that’s too good to be true.

If you don’t know, Jeff Dunham is a ventriloquist that my parents and I watch. He’s so funny and I can easily picture him doing impressions like Robin Williams. It makes sense to me because he has puppets he not only voices, but interacts with.

I hope that you think so too. For those of you who are fans of Jeff Dunham, do you think he would make a good Genie? Please let me know. Thank you for reading.

Emily Gray


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