‘Kandahar’ is financed by Capstone Group and MBC Studios.
Film AlUla has shared the new full-length trailer for the upcoming action thriller Kandahar, directed by Ric Roman Waugh and starring Gerard Butler, Ali Fazal, Travis Fimmel and Navid Negahban.
Kandahar is the first major US film to shoot in the AIUla region of Saudi Arabia and will be released in the Middle East by Eagle Films on May 26, 2023.
The film, which is produced by Thunder Road Films and Capstone, reunites Butler with director Waugh. Capstone has financed the project along with MBC Studios.
Kandahar sees Butler star as Tom Harris, an undercover CIA operative, stuck deep in hostile territory in Afghanistan. He must fight his way out, alongside his Afghan translator, to an extraction point in Kandahar, all whilst avoiding the elite special forces tasked with hunting them down.
Kandahar is based on a script written by Waugh and former military intelligence officer Mitchell LaFortune. Mitchell’s experiences as a member of the Defense Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan provide the basis for the story.