Laila Elwi free as a bird
Prominent Egyptian actress Laila Elwi is preparing for her upcoming role in the new television drama "Asafeer Al Kanari" (Canary Birds), which is scheduled to be aired during the next Ramadan season.
The new drama is written by Mohammad Nabih and directed by Abdul Mune'em Sadeq. According to the Qatar based daily, Al Raya, Laila plays the role of a flight attendant, who encounters numerous obstacles throughout her journey in different countries. Despite all the obstacles, she insists on fighting for her female virtues and traditional Egyptian ethics.
The director has nominated actor Riad Al Khouli, prominent Syrian actress Muna Wassef, Dina Abdul Aziz, Buthaina Rashwan and Sami Al Adel to costar alongside Laila. The drama will be produced in cooperation with the UAE satellite channel "Al Shariqa" and filming locations have been set to be in Cairo, Sharm El Sheikh, Holand and Greece.
Elwi has also begun shooting the scenes of her upcoming film "Farah Laila" (Laila’s Wedding) this past February.
The film had been postponed due to Laila’s commitments to the film "Alwan Al Sama Al Saba" (The color of the Seven Skies), in addition to her participation on the judging panel of the Dubai Film Festival.
After Laila returned from Dubai, she held extensive work sessions with writer/director of the film Khaled Al Hajar to discuss the details of the movie, and to choose the remaining cast.
Despite the nomination of a number of actors, the director refused to reveal any names until he receives their final approval.
The film revolves around a young lady who refuses to get married, but changes her mind once she meets the man of her dreams.
Laila is also scheduled to travel to Boston, Massachusetts, where she will take part in an American film "Rouh Malak" (An Angel’s Soul), directed by Egyptian born George Al Mutairi, who immigrated to the United States 35 years ago.
The film revolves around a young Egyptian woman, whose powerful spirit allows her to predict the future, beginning with events that will happen to family members residing in America.
Americans begin to seek her unique ability to have their fortunes told. The remaining cast, comprised of Egyptian and American actors has yet to be chosen.