Charlize Theron’s ‘The Old Guard’ Adds Matthias Schoenaerts and ‘Aladdin’s Hot Jafar Marwan Kenzari

/Film | 5/31/2019 | Hoai-Tran Bui
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Matthias Schoenaerts, Marwan Kenzari, and Luca Marinelli will be taking orders from Charlize Theron in the upcoming Netflix action film The Old Guard. The co-production between Netflix and Skydance media is a sci-fi action film starring Theron as a leader of a small, covert group of immortal mercenaries who discover the existence of a new immortal. Read more about The Old Guard cast below.

The Old Guard cast is adding Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts (Far From the Madding Crowd, Mustang) alongside Aladdin villain Marwan Kenzari, and Italian actor Luca Marinelli as part of the squadron of immortal mercenaries led by Theron, according to The Hollywood Reporter. They’re joined by Kiki Layne of If Beale Street Could Talk, who plays the squad’s newcomer, Nile Freeman — a U.S. Marine who “reluctantly joins the group after discovering that she can’t die,” according to Collider.

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Collider has more details on the characters played by Schoenaerts, Kenzari, and Marinelli, describing Schoenaerts’ role as a French warrior named Sebastian le Livre (who now goes by Booker) who is “hundreds of years old and weary of immortality.” Meanwhile, Kenzari will play Yusuf Al-Kaysani (aka Joe), who has been around since the Crusades, where he fought against Marinelli’s Nicolo di Genova (aka Nicky). But in the years since, Joe and Nicky are now lovers. Theron leads the cast as...
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