A Hollywood film is going to be made about Sheikh Zayed
“This project will tell the story of a dynamic, powerful personality who helped create historic change”
2018 marks 100 years since the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nayhan, and the UAE has dedicated 2018 to remembering his legacy, with the Year of Zayed.
But the rest of the world is set to learn a little more about the UAE’s founding father, as a Hollywood film is going to be made about him.
The movie will be produced by STXfilms, who’s recent releases include I Feel Pretty starring Amy Schumer and the Academy Award-nominated Molly’s Game starring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba.
Indian director Shekhar Kapur, who helmed Elizabeth: The Golden Age, will direct the film, and the script will be the work of Entourage writer Cliff Dorfman.
“Patterned after great movies like ‘Gandhi,’ ‘Selma,’ and ‘Darkest Hour,’ this project will tell the story of a dynamic, powerful personality who helped create historic change,” said Adam Fogelson, chairman of STXfilms.
The news was first shared by Nour Al Kaabi, the Minister of Culture & Knowledge Development, via Twitter.
UAE Founder Sheikh Zayed Biopic in the Works From STXfilms – Variety https://t.co/rJayPKWnsx
— نورة الكعبي (@NouraAlKaabi) May 31, 2018
Further details, such as who will star in the film, release date, and whether it will be filmed in the UAE, are still unknown.
We can’t wait to find out more, and we’ll be sure to update you as more details are released.