Everything to know about Gerard Butler-led explosive action thriller 'Kandahar'
The year 2023 has the most diverse set of adrenaline-filled titles waiting for theatrical releases. One among them is the explosive action drama Kandahar featuring Scottish actor and producer Gerard Butler, alongside Bollywood actor Ali Fazal. The Fukrey actor dropped the teaser of the film on Wednesday while providing a cryptic hint about his character. Let's catch all the details about the survival thriller.
Why does this story matter?
- Kandahar, a city in Afghanistan, has been the setting for several international movies, due to its tumultuous history.
- Notably, the film is based on the personal experiences of screenplay writer Mitchell LaFortune, who worked as a military intelligence officer during Edward Snowden's intelligence leaks in 2013.
- Due to this background, the film offers a unique perspective on the firestorm that happened during this time.
Meet the cast of 'Kandahar'
The power pact performer Butler and Ric Roman Waugh, who has taken over the directing duties for this film, have previously teamed up in high-octane films like Greenland and Angel Has Fallen. Apart from Butler, the film also stars Bollywood actors Fazal and Elnaaz Norouzi, Australian actor Travis Fimmel, and British actors Olivia-Mai Barrett and Nina Toussaint-White in crucial roles.
Check out the teaser here
'Kandahar' plot emphasizes a government mission gone wrong
The explosive drama follows Tom Harris (Butler), who is an undercover CIA operative, on a mission. But due to unforeseeable circumstances, he finds himself stuck in hostile territory, from where there is no way out! To fight his way out of the increasingly perilous situation in the city of Kandahar, he has to face challenges and cross through a multitude of dangers.
Fazal is speculated to play an assassin
Fazal, who has impressed the West with his performances in movies like Victoria & Abdul and Death on the Nile, will be seen in Kandahar, and fans cannot contain their excitement. Although not much has been revealed about his character, he is speculated to play an assassin, who will make Tom's race for survival a nightmare. The film will hit theaters on May 26.