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Laila Elwy-Led Film "Gawaza Toxic" Gets New Poster and Release Date


Fri 24 May 2024 | 08:48 AM
Gawaza Toxic
Gawaza Toxic
Yara Sameh

Veteran Egyptian actress Laila Elwy shared Thursday on Instagram the release date and new poster for her new comedy film "Gawaza Toxic".

The cast also includes Bayoumi Fouad, Tamer Hagras, Heidy Karam, Mohamed Anwar, Malak Koura, Nourine Abouseada, Farouk Kandil, and more.  Mahmoud Karim directed the pic from a script by Loay Elsayed. 

The film marks the fifth collaboration between Elwy and Fouad after the film "Al Mustariha" (TBA), play "The Red Box" (2023), "Sugar Daddy" (2023), and “Mama Hamel” (2021).

The official synopsis reads: "Karim and Farida are about to get married. Worlds collide when their respective families meet. Karim's conservative parents, disapproving of Farida’s liberal background, resort to a series of funny tricks and pranks to stop the wedding from happening. Will their love triumph or succumb to social prejudice?".

The film is co-produced by New Century, Magic Beans Productions, and Misr International Films. Orient Films will distribute the pic overseas.

"Gawaza Toxic" is set to debut in cinemas on Monday, June 3. 

Elwy, born on January 4, 1962, made her acting debut at a young age in children programming "Abla Fadeela" on the Radio and "Mama Samiha" on the television.

Laila took small parts in films as a child and performed in several titles. Late Egyptian actor, Nour El-Sherif discovered her acting skills while she was performing on stage.

Elwy starred in several stage productions such as “al-Brenseesa” (The Princess), “Gamilla wa Wahshayn” (Two Beasts and a Beauty), “Baklarious fee Hokm al-Shab” (A Degree in Governing the People)، “8 Sittat” (8 Women), and “Sahlab".

She co-starred in her first role in a drama in the TV series “Dimoo’ Fawq al-Haqiqa” (Tears Over the Truth).

Her other TV credits include “al-‘Aaila” (The Family), “al-Tawaam” (The Twins), “’Atfet Khoukha”, “Teyoor al-Sayf” (Birds of Summer), “Akho al-Bannat” (His sisters), “Ta’aaly Nahlam bi Bokra” (Let’s Dream of Tomorrow), and “Alf Leyla wa Leyla”(One Thousand and One Nights).

Elwy has received numerous film awards and has served as a producer in the 1952 film “Ya Mihalabiya ya”.