Egyptian actors Ahmed Ezz and Karim Abdel Aziz are set to co-star for the first time in the film adaptation of Egyptian historical fiction novel “1919”.
The duo is preparing to start filming during the coming period after Ahmed completed filming his film “El Aref”.
The film, directed by Marwan Hamed, is based on novel ‘1919’ by Egyptian author and screenwriter, Ahmed Mourad.
On the other hand, the film’s producer will hold working sessions to hash out the final details of the novel, which will be produced by Synergy Films.
Ezz’s latest artistic work is film “Welad Rizk 2”; Abdel Aziz’s latest artistic work is film “The Blue Elephant 2”.
1919 is a thought-provoking, fast-paced, information-packed historical fiction set to the actual events of a significant era in Egypt’s history.
Its author created a rich and intriguing world in the novel, a vivid recounting of the Egyptian uprising against Britain’s occupation of Egypt through the lives of a diverse cast of characters that include famous and obscure historical figures as well as fictional characters.
Mourad has already earned a strong reputation for producing suspenseful page-turners, and this one is no different, though it offers so much more than a fascinating read.
In preparing to write 1919, which was published in 2014, Mourad immersed himself for a full year in the world of early 20th century Egypt.
He read memoirs by artists, journalists and politicians from that era, listening to radio and television interviews from the 1950’s and 60’s of influential individuals whose careers had flourished decades before, watching films from the earliest days of Egyptian cinema, and pouring over letters and official documents nearly a century old.
The author’s work came to light in the year of 2007, when he wrote his first novel, “Vertigo”, published in the same year by Dar Merit.
Its plot revolves around contemporary Egypt and Cairo’s seedy nightlife, It tells the story of a photographer in a high-class Cairo nightclub who witnesses his friend being murdered in a fight between rival young businessmen.