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‘Aladdin’ star Marwan Kenzari joins Charlize Theron in ‘The Old Guard’

/ 03:21 PM May 30, 2019

Marwan Kenzari, who plays Jafar in Guy Ritchie’s 2019 “Aladdin” remake, is joining Charlize Theron (“Snow White & The Huntsman”, “Monster”) and Kiki Layne (“If Beale Street Could Talk”) in an upcoming film called “The Old Guard”, directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, as per Variety.

Aladdin, Marwan Kenzari

Dutch actor Marwan Kenzari attends the World Premiere of Disney’s “Aladdin” at El Capitan theatre on May 21, 2019 in Hollywood. Image: AFP/Valerie Macon

Skydance and Netflix are partnering to distribute the television adaptation of a comic published in 2017 by Image. “The Old Guard”, written by Greg Rucka (“Lazarus”, “Black Magick”) and illustrated by Leandro Fernandez, is being brought to the screen by the American filmmaker, Gina Prince-Bythewood, and is produced by Charlize Theron, Marc Evans, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg and Don Granger, among others.

The story focuses on a small group of soldiers led by a woman named Andy (Charlize Theron). These soldiers all happen to be inexplicably immortal and have been working in the shadows through the ages. However, they soon discover the existence of a new immortal, serving in the Marines, who risks revealing their secret.


As well as starring in “Aladdin”, Dutch actor Marwan Kenzari has also featured in Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express” and Tommy Wirkola’s “What Happened to Monday”. He is set to play a warrior in “The Old Guard”.


A release date has yet to be announced. RGA/NVG


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