Aladdin’s Marwan Kenzari On For The Old Guard

Marwan Kenzari

by James White |
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He's currently to be found playing the villainous Jafar in Aladdin, but Marwan Kenzari is looking to go a little more heroic for a new film. He's joined the cast of comicbook adaptation The Old Guard.

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood already has Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne aboard the film, which Greg Rucka has adapted from the Image Conics title he created with Leandro Fernandez.

The story follows a small group of soldiers who are all inexplicably immortal and have spent the years working as mercenaries. The team, and their leader, a woman named Andy (Theron), are more than over the novelty of not dying, but they then learn there's another immortal out there, a black female Marine. At the same time, evidence of their undying nature is captured on camera by a nefarious organisation.

The Hollywood Reporter brings word that Kenzari will be one of the long-lived squad, a man who was once a moor warrior. Skydance has been developing this one, and Netflix has locked in a deal to distribute.

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