Elbay, who is also a writer, will play the role of Judy Goodwin, the crew’s demolition specialist.
Egyptian actress Rosaline Elbay has joined the main cast of Netflix’s new series titled Jigsaw, a heist drama based on a real story where $70bn in bonds went missing in downtown Manhattan during Hurricane Sandy.
Giancarlo Esposito, Paz Vega, Rufus Sewell, Tati Gabrielle, Peter Mark Kendall, Jai Courtney, and Niousha Noor are all set to star in the series, which is currently filming at Netflix Studios: Brooklyn. It is the first production at the streamer’s Bushwick studio.
Elbay, who is also a writer, will play the role of Judy Goodwin, the crew’s demolitions specialist, who is headstrong and independent — an eccentric spitfire with a sarcastic edge who is clever and talented enough to stay a step ahead of her mistakes. Elbay is repped by Paradigm, Luber Roklin, and Brecheen, Feldman, Breimer, Silver & Thompson, LLP.
Jigsaw has received an eight-episode order. The non-linear timeline of the series ranges from 24 years before the heist to one year after.
Erica Garcia created Jigsaw and will also serve as showrunner and executive producer. Jose Padilha will direct the first two episodes. Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker and Jordan Sheehan executive produce via Scott Free Productions along with Fred Berger, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, and Justin Levy of Automatik Entertainment and Russell Fine.
Elbay is best known internationally for her recurring role as Amani in Hulu’s American comedy-drama Ramy, where she plays love-interest and cousin to the show’s titular character. In Egypt, she is mostly recognised for her lead roles as Sara in MBC Masr’s Qabeel and Lamia in Luebet Al Nesyan.