Magazine article Screen International

Alfons Joins Mostafa's A to B

Magazine article Screen International

Alfons Joins Mostafa's A to B

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EXCLUSIVE: Egyptian comedian Shadi Alfons will join Saudi stand-up comic Fahad Albutairi in the cast of Emirati filmmaker Ali F Mostafa's road film A To B, which starts shooting in February.

Alfons is best known for Egyptian comic Bassem Youssef's satirical TV show The Program (El Bernameg), while Albutairi has become a huge star through a show on Youtube, Le Yekthar, which draws in millions of viewers.

A To B follows three friends on a road trip from Abu Dhabi to Beirut in memory of their long-lost friend. Born and raised in Abu Dhabi; the protagonists are of Saudi, Egyptian and Syrian origin. The third lead role in the film is currently being cast.

The film is the first major pan-Arab co-production - bringing together talent and producers from around the region. Mostafa's AFM Films is producing with Egyptian producer Mohamed Hefzy, Lebanese producer Paul Baboudjian and Saudi producer Mohammed Al Turki. …

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