The movie, "Arabian Warrior", directed and produced by Los Angeles-based Saudi brothers Aymen and Mohammad Khoja, tells the story of a gifted Saudi soccer player, Anmar.
The Middle East premiere of the first joint Saudi-American movie production, Arabian Warrior, takes place on 12 March, at Roxy Cinemas in City Walk, Dubai.
The movie, directed and produced by Los Angeles-based Saudi brothers Aymen and Mohammad Khoja, tells the story of a gifted young Saudi soccer player, Anmar, who is studying architecture in the States but is offered the opportunity to pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer. That sets him at odds with his conservative parents, who do not support that dream.
Egyptian actor Amir El-Masry plays Anmar. El-Masry made his debut as Ramzy in the 2008 comedy Ramadan Mabrouk Abul-Alamein Hamouda, for which he won the Best Young Actor award at Egypts equivalent of the Oscars in 2009.
El-Masryplayed Alireza in Rosewater, written and directed by Jon Stewart, the ex-host of the satirical US TV programme The Daily Show.