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Mena Massoud, Khaled El Sawy & More to Star in Film "Eissa"; Production Underway

Sat 17 Feb 2024 | 01:53 PM
Mena Massoud
Mena Massoud
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Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud is attached to star in the film "Eissa".

The cast also includes Khaled El Sawy, Eslam Hafez, Rana Raeis, Mahmoud Hegazy, Nancy Salah, and more.

The film hails from scriptwriter Haitham Nabil and director Raouf Abdel Aziz.

Principal photography is underway.

Fi Ez El Dohr

This will be Massoud's second Egyptian film outing after film “Fi Ez El Dohr” (In Broad Daylight).

That film also starred Eman Elassi, Mohamed Ali Rizk, Ehab Fahmy, Ahmed Gamal Saed, Mahmoud Hegazy, and more.

“Fi Ez El Dohr” is a thriller-suspense genre that revolves around an international gang whose head is Massoud and as his gang commits crimes across the world he finds himself caught up in romance.

The film was written by Karim Sorour, and directed by Markos Adel, in his first directorial debut. It was produced by Adel Saad via brand new production company "Signal Films".

Mena Massoud

Massoud is an actor of Egyptian origin, born on September 17, 1991, in Cairo to Egyptian parents before he immigrated to Canada with his parents when he was just a few months old.

He made his international appearance in 2011 when he appeared briefly in episodes of the television series “Nikita” and “Combat Hospital”.

Massoud also starred as Jared Malik in the 2015 series “Open Heart”, and Tarek Kassar in the Amazon Prime series “Jack Ryan”. However, the actor drew attention with his role as Aladdin in Disney's 2019 remake of the 1992 original film, which nominated him for a Teen Choice Award.