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Netflix Joins Spy Thriller ‘THE ANGEL’

July 25, 2017

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Netflix has joined THE ANGEL, an upcoming spy thriller to be directed by Israeli director Ariel Vromen.

Based on Uri Bar-Joseph’s bestselling novel “The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel,” the film will depict the true story of high-ranking Egyptian official Ashraf Marwan, who became a spy for Israel despite being the son-in-law of former Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser and close adviser of his successor, Anwar Sadat. Marwan died in 2007 under mysterious circumstances in London and is perhaps the most famous spy in the history of the Middle East, and was regarded as a national hero in both Israel and Egypt.

Starring Marwan Kenzari, Toby Kebbell, and well-known Middle Eastern actors, including Sasson Gabai, Waleed Zuaiter, Mickey Leon, Ori Pfeffer and Maisa Abd Elhadi.

Vromen said:

“I am honored to be working with this great cast, and I look forward to bringing Ashraf Marwan’s incredible story to a global audience. This is the story of a man who sacrificed his life for the greater good of peace between Israel and Egypt, a peace which has lasted for over 40 years.”

Simon Istolainen and Antoine Stioui of Adams Pictures, TTV and Vromen at Sumatra Films will produce. Matt O’Toole and Esther Hornstein executive produce.

Stioui said:

“We’ve been working relentlessly on this espionage project for many years, and we are thrilled to have Ashraf’s inspiring life story unfold on screen.”

Production will begin this month in London. It will also shoot in the UK, Bulgaria and Morocco this summer.

The movie is shooting in Arabic, Hebrew and English.

The Angel will premiere globally on Netflix in 2018.

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