Omar El Sherif king of Yusra's soul
Director Majdi Abu Ameereh has chosen Egyptian actress Yusra and Lebanese international actor Omar El Sherif for the leading roles in his upcoming film "Malik Rouhi" (King Over My Soul). The film is scheduled to begin shooting of the scenes in the very near future.
According to the London based Elaph, the director had previously undergone extensive negotiations with Omar to star in the film and only shortly did the actor give his final acceptance to take the role. Yusra on her part has expressed her joy at given the chance to act alongside such a prominent and well-known actor worldwide, adding that the film will add a great deal to her career.
After her apparent success with playing the role of a mother, Yusra has been nominated for a new film 'Ana Wi Hia Wa Banatha" (Me, Her, and Her Daughters), and has given her initial acceptance.
Yusra was chosen among many other actresses for the fact that her role in the past Ramadan drama series "Ayna Qalbi" (Where is My Heart), she had won a huge popularity and the series was one of the most watched shows throughout Ramadan. The film revolves around a mother of four girls each with a contradicting personality compared to the other. The girls despite all the mother's efforts to protect them are pulled into a murder case. The mother does all she can to reveal the truth and free her daughters of all charges against them.
American superstar Robert De Niro, who is head of the Tribeca film festival in New York, had personally invited Yusra to be a member of the judging committee. Yusra was part of a committee that consisted of some of the most famous names in Hollywood like Al Pacino and Michael Moore.
Egyptian director Yousif Shahin had decided to take advantage of the fact that Yusra is in the US and used the opportunity for all the cast of the film to travel to the US in order to shoot the final scenes of the film "Al Ghadab" (Anger), which Yusra stars in.
In the film, Yusra plays the role of an American woman, Angy, who is the lover of an Egyptian film director Yahia. The theme of the film revolves around an Egyptian director who has lived in the United States from the beginning of his film education up to the September 11th attack. It also portrays the relationship the two have and how all of the sudden the life of the director turns into a nightmare during the attacks on the US. At this moment Yahia begins to experience feelings of anger and hate towards his American girlfriend and finds himself hating everything in America. The movie will be shot between France and the US with scenes from Paris, New York, and California. –Albawaba.com
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