Mumbai: Actor Ali Fazal has boarded the cast of Hollywood star Gerard Butler’s upcoming film Kandahar.
The action-thriller is directed by Ric Roman Waugh, best known for helming films Angel Has Fallen, Felon and Greenland
Kandahar is based on the screenplay Waugh developed with former military intelligence officer Mitchell LaFortune. The story is based of Mitchell’s experiences at the Defense Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan .
Fazal, who has acted in international movies like Furious 7, Victoria and Abdul, expressed his excitement on being part of Kandahar.
“I always look forward to new and exciting ventures. We are all set to begin production soon,” Fazal said in a statement.
Bulter, 52, will play Tom Harris, a CIA operative working in the Middle East whose cover is blown after an intelligence leak exposes his classified mission.
Stuck in hostile territory, Harris and his translator must fight their way out of the desert to an extraction point in Kandahar, Afghanistan, while eluding the elite Special Forces hunting them.
Details of Fazal’s character are still under wraps.
Kandhar is being produced by Thunder Road Films, known for backing titles like John Wick series and Sicario, G-BASE and Capstone Group.
Fazal’s forthcoming Hollywood release is Kenneth Branagh-directed Death on the Nile, which also features Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot. The film will release February 11 next year.