Cairo, Egypt | Thursday - 14 December, 2017:
During the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), iProductions has announced the selection of young star Ahmed Malek to join the cast of Al Deif (The Guest) film directed by Hadi El Bagoury and written by Ibrahim Eissa. The film marks the fourth collaboration between Malek and iProductions after the films Hepta: The Last Lecture, Sheikh Jackson and Gunshot, which is currently in production.
Along with Ahmed Malek, the film stars Khaled Elsawy, Shereen Reda, and Jamila Awad. The Guest follows a young man who is invited by a family to a dinner party that takes an unexpected turn.
During the current edition of DIFF, Screen International selected Malek among the five promising Arab stars in the Stars of Tomorrow programme (Arab Stars of Tomorrow).
Sheikh Jackson film, which features Malek, is currently showing in Egyptian theatres. The film has been selected as Egypt's official submission to the 2018 Academy Awards for Best Foreign-Language Film. Currently, Malek is shooting his scenes for Gunshot. He was recently chosen by the board of the Shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival as a jury member of the Realtime Competition.