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Ali Fazal's Hollywood biopic centred on Iraq War; shooting begins in summer

The Mirzapur actor has bagged his third international project after Furious 7 and Victoria and Abdul 

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Published: 07th January 2019

After making his mark in international projects like Furious 7 (2015) and Victoria and Abdul (2017), actor Ali Fazal will be seen in an upcoming Hollywood biopic centred around the Iraq war. 

“The project will take off in 2019 and will have the story set against the backdrop of the Iraqi war. This makes Ali the first Indian actor to star in a biopic in the west. The film is set to go on floors in summer this year and it will take over a few months of shooting in parts to complete the project. Currently the rest of cast of the film is being locked,” the actor’s spokesperson said, while refusing to divulge information about Ali's character. 

The Iraq War (2003-2011), also regarded as the Second Persian Gulf War, was a protracted armed conflict that began with the invasion of Iraq in 2003 by a US-led coalition, leading to the overthrowing of Saddam Hussein's regime. It was followed by a violent insurgency against the occupying forces, resulting in a death toll of about half a million people. 

Ali Fazal was last seen in Amazon Prime Video’s crime-drama series, Mirzapur. His upcoming Bollywood films include Milan Talkies, Badla and Prasthanam. The 32-year-old actor will also be returning for Mirzapur Season 2. 

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