First Aladdin Image From Set; Sultan Cast
Disney's upcoming live-action remake releases image and casts major role!
New Aladdin Movie Image Revealed! The Sultan Gets Cast!
Taking to his Facebook page, triple-threat superstar Will Smith posted the image above of himself with his fellow cast-mates from the upcoming Disney live-action remake of Aladdin! Smith said int he caption, "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!" Filming is taking place in London for now with other exotic locales expected to be shot at across the globe. The further cast includes Nasim Pedrad as new character Dalia who is Jasmine's friend and hand maiden, Billy Magnussen as Princes Anders of Skanland, a potential husband for Jasmine, and Numan Acar as Hakim, captain of the royal guard and Jafar's right-hand-man. Actor Navid Neghaban has also just been cast as The Sultan of Abragbah and Princess Jasmine's father.
Aladdin is directed by Guy Ritchie from a screenplay by John August based on the 1992 animated film Aladdin and stories from “One Thousand and One Nights.” The producer is Dan Lin with Marc Platt, Jonathan Eirich and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice as well as two new songs written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.