September 7, 2017

Disney names Aladdin live-action cast

They got a new story about the street rat of Agrabah.

Disney finally casts Aladdin for it's live-action movie last D23 and we'll meet new characters portray the most-loved Arabian tale.

The “Aladdin” cast includes: Two-time Oscar® nominee Will Smith (“Ali,” “Men in Black”) as the Genie who has the power to grant three wishes to whoever possesses his magic lamp; Mena Massoud (Amazon’s “Jack Ryan”) as Aladdin, the hapless but lovable street rat who is smitten with the Sultan’s daughter; Naomi Scott (“Power Rangers”) as Princess Jasmine, the Sultan’s beautiful daughter who wants to have a say in how she lives her life; Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express”) as Jafar, an evil sorcerer who devises a nefarious plot to unseat the Sultan and rule Agrabah himself; Navid Negahban (“Homeland”) as the Sultan, the ruler of Agrabah who is eager to find a proper husband for his daughter, Jasmine. Check out this selfie by Will Smith during production:
Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Merwan Kenzari and Mena Massoud
at the set of Aladdin. (c) Will Smith
And they are adding new characters from what we knew more than 25 years ago. Nasim Pedrad (“Saturday Night Live”) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s hand maiden and confidante; Billy Magnussen (“Into the Woods”) as Prince Anders, a suitor from Skanland and potential husband for Princess Jasmine; and Numan Acar (“Homeland”) as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and head of the palace guards.
Nasim Pedrad as Dalia
Billy Magnussen at Prince Anders
Numan Acar as Hakim
Guy Ritchie directs and will feature old and new songs from Alan Menken.

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