Magazine article Screen International

Bushra, Badreya Headline Trafficking Drama

Magazine article Screen International

Bushra, Badreya Headline Trafficking Drama

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EXCLUSIVE: Egyptian star Bushra has signed up to play opposite compatriot actor Sayed Badreya in English-language thriller Bride Of The Nile, about the trafficking of young girls in the region, which Badreya will also direct.

Bushra, who won best actress at DIFF in 2010 for her performance in sexual harassment drama 678, will play a US journalist investigating human trafficking who swaps places with a teenage victim destined for Saudi Arabia.

Badreya, who is attending Dubai Film Market with his Santa Monica-based company Zoom in Focus, plays a notorious smuggler who discovers the journalist's ruse. The Egyptian-born, US-based actor is best known for his baddie roles in over 30 Hollywood pictures including The Insider, Iron Man and The Dictator.

Executive produced by Belgium-based Sameh Sobhy, Bride Of The Nile will shoot in Chicago, Egypt and either Morocco or Nevada for the desert scenes. …

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