Hollywood Production House To Create Movie About Sheikh Zayed

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Jun 4 2018 / 15:00 PM

The company say it will be pattered after biopics like 'Gandhi' and 'Darkest Hour'

Hollywood Production House To Create Movie About Sheikh Zayed

The story of the UAE is nothing short of spectacular. And the country’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, played such a major part in history throughout his life, that soon he will be the subject of a Hollywood film.

According to Arabian Business, the biopic will be made by production house STXfilms, and there are some big names involved. Shekhar Kapur, the director behind 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age' is on board, as well as 'Entourage' script writer Cliff Dorfman.

STXfilms are behind some huge box office hits including the Academy Award-nominated 'Molly’s Game', featuring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba, as well as 2016 comedy 'Bad Moms'.

Chairman of STXfilms, Adam Fogelson, said in a statement: “Patterned after great movies like Gandhi, Selma, and Darkest Hour, this project will tell the story of a dynamic, powerful personality who helped create historic change.”

This will mark the first Hollywood biopic about a UAE leader. It’s not clear yet who will star in the movie, or whether it will feature local talent, however, it’s a very exciting time for the nation. Watch this space!