The role of Jafar in the upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin is set to be played by newcomer Marwan Kenzari, according to THR.
The 34-year-old Dutch-Tunisian actor is a relative newcomer who has had roles in the recent movies The Mummy, The Promise, and Ben-Hur. His breakout role is expected to be in the upcoming Murder on the Orient Express.
Will Smith is confirmed to play the Genie while newcomer Mena Massoud is playing the title role and Power Rangers‘ Naomi Scott will be Jasmine.
The film will be directed by Guy Ritchie.