Tunisian actor Marwan Kenzari to star as Jafar in Aladdin



Sun, 06 Aug 2017 - 02:17 GMT


Sun, 06 Aug 2017 - 02:17 GMT

Marwan Kenzari - Courtesy of IMDB

Marwan Kenzari - Courtesy of IMDB

CAIRO – 6 August 2017: Tunisian/Dutch actor Marwan Kenzari will be playing the role of Jafar the villain in the remake of Disney’s production Aladdin which will be turned into a live movie, announced earlier this week.

Award-winning Kenzari has previously played a role in Dutch crime/drama ‘Wolf,’ where he has won a Golden Calf for Best Actor for his role.

The anticipated film will also feature renowned American actor Will Smith as the Ginie, Arab actor Mena Massoud as Aladdin, and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine. Jafar has been previously voiced by Jonathan Freeman in the animated film.

The film setting is inspired by cultural diversity featured from different parts in the Middle East to India and China, according to an article on Hollywood Reporter, directing viewers to the original animated classic of Disney that was produced in 1992 and introducing fragments of the folktales in the fictional ‘One Thousand and One Nights.’

Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud was


by director Guy Ritchie to play title role of Aladdin, Walt Disney Pictures President of Production Sean Bailey announced last month.

Kenzari is featured in the 2017’s ‘The Mummy’ starring Tom Cruise, Noomi Rapace, and Glenn Close, and Anthony Hopkins, among others. He is also playing the French conductor of the train in the new Netflix film Orient Express, along with Johnny Depp, Judi Dench and Penelope Cruz.



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