SNL ALUM NASIM PEDRAD IS ALSO IN THE MOVIE PLAYING AN ORIGINAL CHARACTER.
Disney has now cast their Jafar and it’s unlike you can imagine him to be. Marwan Kenzari is known for films such as Ben-Hur(2016) and The Mummy(2017). He is currently filming the based on the true story thriller-drama, The Angel. He can be seen in the star-studded Murder on the Orient Express which comes out this year.
Jafar is the villain in the movie. He is the grand vizier to the sultan of the Agrabah who wants to use the genie for his own nefarious plans.
Comedienne and former SNL cast member, Nasim Pedrad, is also in the adaptation. She will be playing an original character for the film, Mara, who is the handmaiden to Naomi Scott’s Jasmine. “Mara” is described as a comedic supporting role.
The Guy Ritchie adaptation will not only follow the 1992 Disney animated movie but will also take cues from the folktales in One Thousand and One Nights and will be inspired by locations and cultures from the Middle East to India and China. The story is by John August (Big Fish, Corpse Bride). Dan Lin (Sherlock Holmes, is producing.