Marwan Kenzari, who'll co-star in the upcoming "Murder on the Orient Express," is in negotiations to play villain Jafar in Disney's upcoming live-action "Aladdin" movie. Also, former "Saturday Night Live" player Nasim Pedrad has been cast in a role created just for the movie: Mara, handmaiden and friend of Jasmine. The Hollywood Reporter said her part is described as a comedic supporting role.
The main comedy will probably come from Will Smith as the genie, who'll star alongside Mena Massoud as Aladdin, and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine.
In addition to "Murder on the Orient Express," Kenzari was also in "The Mummy," "The Promise," and "Ben-Hur." He's also currently starring in a lot of Twitter fantasies, from fans swooning over his hotness:
me, when i see this is who they've cast as Jafar in the live action "Aladdin" pic.twitter.com/OWV7cZNOYP— Thicc Repeal (@EricShethar) August 4, 2017
Old School Jafar: Here for it.— Glen Weldon (@ghweldon) August 4, 2017
New Jafar (Now With Abs!): I remain resolutely here for the proverbial it.
Me as a kid: Jafar is so creepy and weird— wally brando 💐 (@cheryltunts) August 4, 2017
Me in 2017: Jafar is extremely hot I hope he beats Aladdin at the end
Marwan Kenzari is playing Jafar in the live action Aladdin movie.— Alp Ozcelik (@alplicable) August 4, 2017
Jasmine is gonna be like "lol no I'm good here in this hourglass" pic.twitter.com/23zWfIc7Oo
Live Action Jafar can get ittttttttt pic.twitter.com/6xvgniwwL7— E. Alex Jung (@e_alexjung) August 4, 2017
I mean, is Jafar supposed to be looking this good? Because...👀#LRT— Mimi D' Leon (@HardyIsBae) August 4, 2017
I am suddenly a jafar stan! aladdin who??? pic.twitter.com/6i81GpHcdO— sophia (@whisperingnjh) August 4, 2017
New Jafar better be exactly as problematically gay as old Jafar.— Louis Peitzman (@LouisPeitzman) August 4, 2017
Pretty sure I'm going to spend the entirety of the live action Aladdin on Jafar's side pic.twitter.com/0aLN46hPTA— Richard Butler (@rmdbutler) August 4, 2017
If this is the guy playing Jafar, I volunteer to play Jafar's robe pic.twitter.com/SZuGH5Rgko— Rakesh Satyal (@rakeshsatyal) August 4, 2017
Cool down, guys! There's no word yet on the exact premiere date of this live-action "Aladdin," but clearly a lot of fans just got much more interested. Stay tuned.
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