Waleed Elgadi: City of a Million Soldiers (The Russo Brothers)

Date - 16 July, 2019, All News Film
Waleed Elgadi

Waleed Elgadi plays Colonel Kaveh Afsahani in Gravitas Ventures feature City of a Million Soldiers, which premiers in the US on the 12th June.

Directed by Matthew Michael Carnahan, the film is based on a New Yorker article – called “The Avengers of Mosul” when it appeared in print – about an elite Iraqi SWAT team who fought back against the rise of ISIS, with each of their number having faced loss or injury at the hands of the terrorist group.

It is, then, a revenge story, and one told squarely through the eyes of Iraqi citizens determined to put an end to the oppressive battery of their homes and loved ones. Carnahan made the call that the film should be shot in the Arabic dialect spoken in Iraq, to further punctuate the documentary-like approach to the story.

Full Deadline article is here: https://deadline.com/2019/09/joe-russo-anthony-russo-matthew-michael-carnahan-interview-mosul-venice-1202704046/


Sudanese born actor Waleed Elgadi has worked extensively across Film, Television and Theatre both in the UK and internationally.

Recent television work includes Crossing Lines for NBC, Tyrant for Fox, the Ridley Scott produced Killing Jesus and popular political drama Borgen.

In film, he has recently shot A Hologram for the King for Tom Tykwer alongside Tom Hanks. He can also be seen in Film4 comedy Four Lions, Dirty War for BBC/HBO and Brothers.

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