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Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Movie Casts Jafar, Announces New Character!

Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Movie Casts Jafar, Announces New Character!

There is some new casting news for the upcoming live-action remake of Disney’s classic film Aladdin!

The role of Jafar is going to newcomer Marwan Kenzari while former Saturday Night Live and Scream Queens actress Nasim Pedrad is joining the cast in a new role created just for this movie.

Nasim will play “Mara, the handmaiden and friend to Jasmine. The part is described as a comedic supporting role,” according to THR.

Also starring in the upcoming movie are Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Will Smith as the Genie. Guy Ritchie is directing.