Anthony Mackie to star alongside Sharlto Copley and Ben Kingsley in new historical epic

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Anthony Mackie is set to star in Desert Warrior, a new historical epic from Rise of the Planet of the Apes director Rupert Wyatt. time limit Report.

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Set in 7th-century Arabia, the film will follow a princess (Aisha Hart) who is forced to escape the cruel emperor (Ben Kingsley) after she refuses to be his concubine. Alone in the desert and pursued by the Emperor’s soldiers, he and his father (Ghasan Masood) must entrust their protection to a mysterious outlaw (Mackie) who has some secrets of his own. Production is currently underway, with filming taking place in Saudi Arabia.

District 9’s Charlotte Copley, Sami Bouzilla, Lamis Ammar and Geza Rohrig will also star. Wyatt also co-wrote the script with Road to Perdition screenwriter David Self, Ocean’s 8 writer Gary Ross and Erica Benny.


Wyatt made his directorial debut in 2008 with The Escapist, starring Brian Cox, Damien Lewis and Dominic Cooper. On the small screen, he directed the first two episodes of Apple TV Plus’s adaptation of The Mosquito Coast.

Mackie, meanwhile, is perhaps best known for playing Sam Wilson in the MCU – he played The Falcon in the Avengers films and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier series on Disney Plus, and is now set to play Captain America. are ready for He has also played roles in The Hurt Locker, Detroit and Black Mirror.

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While we wait for Desert Warrior to hit the big screen, check out our list of other upcoming movies To be excited about in 2021 and beyond.

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