Egyptian actor Amr Waked makes it to Hollywood again

In 2014, Amr Waked scored a part in “Lucy,” a movie in which he played alongside actress Scarlet Johansson. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

Egyptian actor Amr Waked has once again made it to Hollywood after it was announced this week that he will play a role in the upcoming sci-fi action thriller Geostorm with Hollywood star Gerard Butler.

“I joined a great production called Geostorm :),” the actor wrote on his personal twitter account.

Waked, who is known for his role in the Jan. 25 revolution in Egypt, will be playing the role of a French space station security expert.

According to Variety, his character will be “an important ally for Butler or a thorn in his side, depending on where the screenplay takes him.”

Geostorm, which is due to be released in October 2016, stars Gerard Butler, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris and Andy Garcia.

It is not the first time the Egyptian actor has starred in international movies.

In 2014, the actor scored a part in “Lucy,” a movie in which he played alongside actress Scarlet Johansson.

In the movie, Waked appeared kissing Johansson which sparked debate in Egypt.

Waked also stirred controversy in 2008 for his role in the BBC mini-series “House of Saddam,” in which Israeli actor Yigal Naor played the late Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.
 

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