THE MUMMY Actor Marwan Kenzari To Play Jafar In Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN Movie

THE MUMMY Actor Marwan Kenzari To Play Jafar In Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN Movie

Murder on the Orient Express actor Marwan Kenzari has been cast as the villainous Jafar in Guy Ritchie and Disney's upcoming Aladdin while Nasim Pedrad will play a character newly created for the film.

Disney has found great success with their live-action reboots of classic cartoons and Aladdin is currently well into the casting process. Will Smith has already been chosen to play the Genie, while Mena Massoud will star as the title character and Power Rangers actress Naomi Scott is taking on the role of Jasmine. Now, Marwan Kenzari is in talks to suit up as the delightfully villainous Jafar. 

He's set to break out in Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express and has also appeared in The Mummy and Ben-Hur. It's also been revealed that Saturday Night Live's Nasim Pedrad will play a character created specifically for the Disney movie. She'll take on the role of Mara, the handmaiden and friend to Jasmine. It's described as a comedic supporting role so expect her to bring the laughs!

Guy Ritchie is directing Aladdin and the plan is for it to remake
the 1992 animated classic while also taking cues from folk tales told in One Thousand and One Nights. What do you guys think of this latest casting addition? As always, be sure to share your thoughts on this news in the comments section. 
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