Talk about a new drama featuring popular Egyptian star Ahmad Helmi telling the life story of Nobel Prize winner renowned Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz have circulated lately.
Egyptian TV host Khairy Ramadan announced on Tuesday a meeting between Egyptian actor Ahmed Helmy and writer Abdel-Rahim Kamal in which the two discussed Helmy portraying the late writer and Nobel prize laureate Naguib Mahfouz in an upcoming drama.
Ramadan denied knowing if the upcoming work will be a movie or TV series, but promised more details soon.
Mahfouz, who died in 2006 at the age of 94, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1988.
His work is known for dealing with social and political issues facing Egypt in the 20th century, as well as confronting societal taboos such as homosexuality and religion.
Mahfouz published 34 novels, over 350 short stories, and hundreds of articles. Many of his novels have been made into films that gained impressive popularity throughout the Arab world.
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