Disney’s New Aladdin Adds Numan Acar

Numan Acar

by James White |
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While the main cast is in place for Disney's new, live-action version of Aladdin, director Guy Ritchie is filling in some of the supporting roles. He's now hired Homeland veteran Numan Acar.

With a script from John August, this new film will both channel the 1992 animated original and the classic story of the young street thief who falls for a princess and battles a nefarious villain with the help of a powerful genie. Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott are playing Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, with Marwan Kenzari as the baddie, Jafar and Will Smith likely squeezing into performance capture togs or just hitting the voice booth to bring the genie to life.

Acar, who has also been seen in The Great Wall and The Promise, will play Hakim, head of the palace guards and right-hand man to Jafar. Because you know he's gonna need a right-hand man.

Ritchie's version of the story has yet to lock down a release date, but we can expect it in the next couple of years. Acar will show up in In The Fade and in Horse Soldiers, which is out on 26 January next year.

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