Hollywood superstar, Will Smith, will be paying a visit to Brentwood soon to film part of Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin.

The Fresh Prince of Bel Air star took to his Facebook page to alert fans that filming had begun.

He wrote: "We just started shooting Aladdin and I wanted to intro you guys to our new family… Mena Massoud/Aladdin, Naomi Scott/Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari/Jafar, and I’m over here gettin my Genie on. Here we go!"

In the picture, he can be seen will fellow co-stars at Longcross Studios in Chertsey, Surrey, just a short trip round the M25 from Brentwood.

But, it has been rumoured that he will be visiting Brentwood with the rest of the crew to do filming in Brentwood at Thorndon Countryside Centre from September 27-29 and again from October 2-4.

Major roads are set to be closed near Thorndon Country Park around the time filming is expected to begin.

The new Aladdin film is being directed by Guy Ritchie and is due to hit cinema screens in May 2019.

Brentwood Council have been contacted for comment.