Marwan Kenzari in talks to star in Dwayne Johnson's Black Adam
If the negotiations bear fruit, Kenzari will join Johnson, Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge, and Quintessa Swindell in the cast
Actor Marwan Kenzari is in negotiations to star in Dwayne Johnson's superhero movie, Black Adam.
Black Adam is the spin-off movie to Warner Bros and New Line Cinema's Zachary Levi-starrer Shazam!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, if the talks bear fruit, Kenzari will join Johnson, Noah Centineo, Aldis Hodge, and Quintessa Swindell in the cast.
Jaume Collet-Serra, who previously directed Johnson opposite Emily Blunt in Disney's upcoming Jungle Cruise, is set to helm the new film. Rory Haines and Sohrab Noshirvani wrote the latest draft of the script, from a previous draft by Adam Sztykiel.
Johnson is also producing Black Adam with Dany Garcia and Hiram Garcia through their Seven Bucks Productions, and Beau Flynn through FlynnPictureCo. The production of the project will begin in April in Atlanta, Georgia.
Kenzari rose to fame after featuring as Jafar in Disney's 2019 live-action movie Aladdin. His film credits also include the Tom Cruise-starrer The Mummy and Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express. The actor most recently starred in the Netflix hit The Old Guard, alongside Charlize Theron, KiKi Layne, Matthias Schoenaerts and Chiwetel Ejiofor.