Capernaum, Nadine Labaki’s Oscar-nominated film, tells the story of a 12-year-old Lebanese boy who sues his parents in protest of the life they have given him. The actor who plays the role of 12-year-old protagonist is Zain Al Rafeea a Syrian refugee who was working as a delivery boy in Lebanon when he was discovered and hired by Nadine Labaki.
Zain, now 15, hasn’t starred in anything else since his Capernaum performance, but he sparked rumours last week that he might be joining the cast of The Eternals.
Salma Hayek tagged him in a photo on Instagram, where he was pictured alongside Lia McHugh, who is set to play Sprite in upcoming Marvel flick, and her caption alluded to the idea that Zain has been cast in the movie.
“Hanging with the Eternals’ youth. Hangeando con la juventud eternal,” the former BAZAAR cover star writes.
Zain and the movie franchise are yet to make a public statement about the movie casting, but we’re keeping our fingers and toes crossed and would love to see Zain star alongside Angelina Jolie.