Actor Billy Magnussen will be playing a new character that did not appear in the 1992 animated picture. Magnussen will be playing the role of Prince Anders in the live action film that is currently in production.
Any other information regarding Magnussen’s new role in the musical is being kept under wraps. Magnussen joins a cast that stars newcomer Mean Massoud as the street rat turn prince, Naomi Scott (‘Power Rangers’) as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari (‘Murder on the Orient Express’) will be the villain, Jafar, Nasim Pedrad (‘Saturday Night Live) as Mara with Will Smith (Collateral Beauty) as Genie. Guy Ritchie will be behind the director’s helm.
Magnussen’s movie credits include roles in ‘Bridge of Spies’, ‘The Big Short’, ‘Into the Woods’, and his latest one, an indie film, ‘Ingrid Goes West’. His television credits also include ‘Get Shorty’, ‘Black Mirror’ and ‘The People v. O.J. Simpson’.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter