Aladdin-fame Marwan Kenzari joins Charlize Theron's The Old Guard
The film is based on the comic book series by Greg Rucka and illustrator Leandro Fernandez
Actor Marwan Kenzari of Aladdin fame has joined the cast of Netflix's action film, The Old Guard. The 36-year-old actor, who plays the villainous Jafar in Disney's recently released live-action adventure film, joins Charlize Theron and Kiki Layne in the upcoming project.
The Old Guard, based on the comic book series by Greg Rucka and illustrator Leandro Fernandez, focuses on a small group of immortal soldiers, who have been working as mercenaries for centuries. But the group, led by a woman named Andy (Theron), gets a shock when they find a new immortal woman, not long after they discover an evil group has video evidence of their immortality.
Marwan Kenzari, who has also appeared in films like The Murder on the Orient Express and The Mummy (2017), will play a man who was once a Moor warrior.
Gina Prince-Bythewood is writing and directing The Old Guard with Theron also attached as a producer through her company, Denver and Delilah, alongside Skydance's David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Don Granger.