Netflix has acquired the Arabic-language remake of the Italian comedy Perfect strangers and announced the January 20, 2022 launch of what will be his first original feature film in the Arabic language.
The remake of Paolo Genovese’s 2016 Italian hit, which grossed over $20 million at home and $31 million internationally, marks Netflix’s first Arabic-language original feature film.
It is produced by Dubai-based Front Row Entertainment, Beirut-based Empire International, Cairo-based Film Clinic and Yalla Yalla, a production joint venture between Front Row and Rocket Science.
It’s about seven close friends who decide to play a game over dinner that requires them to place their cell phones on the table and agree to openly share every call, text and voicemail as they come. measure.
The prominent pan-Arab cast includes award-winning Lebanese talents Nadine Labaki, George Khabbaz, Adel Karam, Diamand Bou Abboud and Fouad Yammine, Egyptian star Mona Zaki and Jordanian Eyad Nassar.
Lebanese filmmaker Wissam Smayra makes his directorial debut, after earning an executive producer credit on Capernaum and has also written and directed a number of short films.
netflix said Perfect strangers would be the first of many films produced by Front Row under a first-look deal. Similar productions to come to Front Row’s slate include an Arabic-language remake of Untouchables.