Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Casts Numan Acar As Jafar's Right-Hand Man

We've got a new piece of casting news for the remake of Aladdin. According to DeadlineNuman Acar is joining the cast as Jafar's right hand man and head of the guards, Hakim.

Numan Acar as Haissam Haqqani in Homeland (Season 4, Episode 7). - Photo: Ilze Kitshoff/SHOWTIME - Photo ID: Homeland_407_1723.R

Acar is relatively unknown actor that is joining the production. He's had roles on Homeland and he's set to appear in Horse Soldiers, a drama that stars Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, and Michael Peña. It's based on a true story about a U.S. Special Forces Team and their untested captain sent to a rugged region of Afghanistan in the weeks following 9/11.

The Aladdin remake is one of many live-action remakes Disney is working on based on animated classics. After Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Beauty and the Beast all became box office smashes, it appears that the pattern isn't slowing down anytime soon.

Aladdin, directed by Guy Ritchie, stars Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith, Marwan Kenzari, and Numan Acar. There is currently no release date.

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