Marwan Kenzari is in talks to play villain, Jafar, in Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin. Also among the cast is Naomi Scott (Jasmine), Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Will Smith (Genie), and Nasim Pedrad as handmaid and friend of Princess Jasmine.
The film is directed by Guy Richie with John August (Big Fish) penning the script.
Kenzari was last seen in the new version of The Mummy, Ben Hur and The Promise. Next up you’ll see him as the conductor in Murder on the Orient Express, out later this year.