Gina Prince-Bythewood’s ‘The Old Guard’ now has Marwan Kenzari in the cast. He will play a man who was once a Moor warrior. He joins Charlize Theron (‘Mad Max: Fury Road’) and KiKi Layne (‘If Beale Street Could Talk’).
Kenzari was recently in Guy Ritchie’s ‘Aladdin’ remake, now in theaters. As for other remakes, he was in Timur Bekmambetov’s ‘Ben-Hur,’ Alex Kurtzman’s ‘The Mummy,’ and Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express.’
The film is based on the comic books by Greg Rucka, who also wrote the screenplay. Prince-Bythewood (‘Beyond the Lights,’ ‘Cloak & Dagger’) serves as director.
The premise of the female action ensemble is below:
“The story of a small group of soldiers, led by a woman named Andy (Theron), who are inexplicably immortal and have been working as mercenaries through the ages. The novelty of not dying long gone, the group gets a jolt in their bones when they discover the existence of a new immortal, a black woman serving in the Marines, at the same time as a nefarious organization captures their undying actions on camera.”
Further, production designer Paul Kirby (‘Captain Phillips,’ ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’) and second unit director Jeff Habberstad (‘Ant-Man and the Wasp,’ ‘Captain Marvel’) are onboard.
Filming is currently underway, with a wrap this August, in Shepperton Studios in Surrey, England. Other locations may include Paris and Morocco.
However, Netflix has yet to give the film a release date.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter