Waleed Elgadi will star in the new Iraqi war film Mosul written and directed by Matthew Carnahan and produced by the Russo Brothers (best known for directing the Avengers movies).
Mosul tells of the true story of an elite police unit made up almost entirely of native sons of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, who fought to liberate it from 6,000 ISIS militants who overran it in 2014.
The story is based on articles by Luke Mogelson, who embedded with the unit and documented the block-by-block fight for The New Yorker in 2016.
“Our writer-director Matthew Michael Carnahan was the perfect artist to depict this uniquely regional story, which champions a culture that has never really been championed on screen before,” said the Russos in a statement. “The heart of the movie depicts the innate desire to fight for country and home.”
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.About Sainou
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