Discussion in 'Mayberry Lounge' started by Dragonlordxxxxx, Oct 10, 2016.
He's a Christian
I meant the story of aladdin.
Literally only care about the genie and jafar, a good bad guy makes the film. The genie was always the star of the original.
Update: August 4, 2017
Marwan Kenzari Cast as Jafar in ALADDIN; Nasim Pedrad Also Joins Cast
Marwan Kenzari, the actor who is poised to break through as part of the all-star cast of the upcoming Murder on the Orient Express, is in negotiations to star as the villain in Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin.
At the same time, former Saturday Night Live comedienne Nasim Pedrad has landed a role created specifically for the new movie.
Will Smith is toplining as the wish-granting genie while Mena Massoud will play the title character, a street rat who ends up over his head when he pretends to be a prince in order to win the hand of Princess Jasmine, played by Naomi Scott.
The story, which aims to follow that of Disney’s 1992 animated classic while also taking cues from the folktales in One Thousand and One Nights, is set in Agrabah, a fictional cosmopolitan city inspired by locations and cultures from the Middle East to India and China.
If a deal makes, Kenzari will play Jafar, the grand vizier to the sultan of the Agrabah who wants to use the genie for his own nefarious plans. The character is in the pantheon of the most recognizable Disney villains and was voiced by Jonathan Freeman in the animated movie.
Pedrad will play Mara, the handmaiden and friend to Jasmine. The part is described as a comedic supporting role.
Guy Ritchie is directing the project from a script by John August (Big Fish, Corpse Bride). Dan Lin, who worked with Ritchie on Sherlock Holmes, is producing.
Kenzari also appeared in MGM's Ben-Hur, Universal's The Mummy, and opposite Noomi Rapace and Glenn Close in Netflix’s action thriller What Happened to Monday.
Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Finds Its Jafar; SNL Alum Nasim Pedrad Also Joins Cast (Exclusive)
Nasim = anti-Iago
I'm just going to squint my eyes really hard and pretend that Sir Ben Kinsley in playing the role Jaffar. It seems the proper thing to do.
Update: September 5, 2017
Billy Magnussen Cast as a New Character in Disney's Live-Action ALADDIN
Prince Ali has got some competition. Billy Magnussen is joining Disney's live-action Aladdin asPrince Anders.
The Guy Ritchie-directed movie based on the 1992 animated pic will star relative newcomer Mena Massoud as the street rat turned prince. Power Rangers actress Naomi Scott will play Princess Jasmine, with Marwan Kenzari (Murder on the Orient Express) portraying the villain Jafar and Will Smith playing Genie.
Magnussen will take on the new role created for the movie musical, with all other character details remaining buried in the Cave of Wonders. He joins Saturday Night Live alum Nasim Pedrad, who is set to play the original character Mara, a handmaiden and friend to Jasmine.
John August (Big Fish, Corpse Bride) penned the script. Dan Lin, who worked with Ritchie on Sherlock Holmes, is producing through his Lin Pictures banner.
Magnussen has some experience playing a Disney prince. The Tony nominee appeared in Rob Marshall's Into the Woods as Rapunzel's prince, performing the duet "Agony" with Chris Pine.
The actor was last seen in the Aubrey Plaza indie Ingrid Goes West, and appeared in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies and Adam McKay's The Big Short. Magnussen's small-screen work includes Netflix's Black Mirror, Epix's Get Shorty and FX's The People v. O.J. Simpson, in which he played Kato Kaelin. Up next, Magnussen will star opposite Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams in the New Line comedy Game Night.
Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Casts Billy Magnussen as New Character (Exclusive)
That resemblance is uncanny indeed.
Arent the Coptic Christians there before the Arab/moslem conquests? The coptics were there since the Byzantines controlled Egypt before Moslem conquests.
Yes they were, Arabian warriors were ruthless and unwavering. The Coptics were completely unprepared to deal with them.
lol @ creating a new role for this and casting that d-bag with the anal beads.
Can't goddamn wait!
Billy also gets railed on a weekly basis by Eric Forman in the new show Get Shorty.
Update: September 6, 2017
Will Smith Poses with His Co-Stars in the First Set Photo from ALADDIN
Will Smith posted on Facebook: "We just started shooting Aladdin and I wanted to intro you guys to our new family… Mena Massoud/Aladdin, Naomi Scott/Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari/Jafar, and I’m over here gettin my Genie on. Here we go!"
Update: September 6, 2017
Navid Negahban Cast as The Sultan in Disney’s Live-Action ALADDIN
Homeland actor Navid Negahban has signed on to play the Sultan in Disney’s hotly anticipated live-action Aladdin redo, currently shooting in London with Guy Ritchie at the helm.
Negahban rounds out the cast, joining Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud in the titular role of Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Sultan’s daughter Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders (potential husband for Princess Jasmine), and Numan Acar as Hakim.
The script is by John August, based on the 1992 classic animated film and stories from One Thousand and One Nights. Dan Lin is producing, while Marc Platt, Jonathan Eirich, and Kevin De La Noy serve as executive producers.
Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) will provide the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken, along with Oscar-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice (The Lion King), as well as two new songs by Menken and acclaimed La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Navid Negahban Cast As The Sultan In Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Remake
Voices and music sound good
Where Princess Jasmine fine ass at?
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