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Al Jazeera Journo Mohamed Fahmy's Egypt Hell Memoir 'The Marriott Cell' Being Developed Into Feature Film

Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy’s upcoming memoir “The Marriott Cell,” about his arrest with two other Al Jazeera English reporters at the Cairo Marriott hotel in December 2013 and the protracted incarceration that followed, is being developed into a feature film by British book-to-film agency The Development Partnership in tandem with Egyptian multi-hyphenate Amr Waked. 471 more words

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Michael Bronner To Adapt Story Of Jailed Al Jazeera Journos For The Development Partnership And Amr Waked

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Bronner, who co-produced Paul Greengrass’ United 93, Green Zone and Captain Phillips, has come on-board to adapt The Marriott Cell… 689 more words

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Lucy (2014)

Director: Luc Besson

Writer: Luc Besson (Screenplay)

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Min-sik Choi, Amr Waked, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Pilou Asbaek… 890 more words

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Egyptian Star Amr Waked Reflects on Paris Attacks: 'We Are Far Braver' Than Terrorists

Amr Waked is Egypt’s biggest international star, seen most recently playing the French cop in Luc Besson’s “Lucy” and as Yusof, the Khan’s Vice Regent, in Netflix TV series “Marco Polo.” He is also a producer of Arab films, including political drama “Winter of Discontent,” set against the backdrop of the Tahrir Square protests. 638 more words

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A lot of people have a problem with the film Lucy, since the plot hinges around the myth that people only use ten percent of their brain capacity. 551 more words

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The Next Omar Sharif: Why Finding the Next Middle Eastern Hollywood Star is Easier Than We Think

This article has been a long time in the making, mostly because it’s hard for one person who has several jobs out outside of maintaining a site to keep with and write articles about prominent news stories. 1,208 more words

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"Lucy" (2014)

Overall Grade: (5.5/10)

The only thing that matched the hype this movie received was the level of disappointment felt from a film that tried to give off an intelligent feel to a dumbed down action back-story. 601 more words

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