Dutch-Tunisian actor Marwan Kenzari is set to play the villainous Jafar in Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin. He joins Mena Massoud as the titular hero, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Will Smith as the Genie, and Nasim Pedrad in a new role. Guy Ritchie is directing the film.
Most recently, Kenzari appeared in films like Ben-Hur, The Promise, and this summer’s The Mummy. He’ll also be seen in Kenneth Branagh’s new adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express this winter.