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‘GIANT’ First-Look Still Reveals Amir El-Masry as Prince Naseem ´Naz´ Hamed and Pierce Brosnan as Brendan Ingle

The recently launched theatrical distributor of British films, True Brit Entertainment, founded by Zygi Kamasa, has just released a sneak peek still from Roman Athale’s upcoming sports biopic Giant which tells the inspiring true-life story of British-Yemeni boxer Prince Naseem “Naz” Hamed.

As seen in the still, Pierce Brosnan (Mrs. DoubtfireMamma Mia, and the James Bond franchise) will star as boxing trainer, Brendan Ingle alongside Amir El-Masry (RosewaterA Haunting in VeniceIn Camera) as Prince Naseem ‘Naz’ Hamed.

Directed and written by Athale (“Gangs of London,” Strange But True), Giant tells the true story of Hamed’s humble beginnings in the tough working-class streets of Sheffield and his discovery by Ingle, a former steel industry worker turned boxing trainer. Their unexpected partnership, combined with Naz’s unorthodox style, confident personality, and incredible success in the ring, propelled them to the pinnacle of boxing’s elite and unprecedented levels of global superstardom, all while facing the prevalent Islamophobia and racism of 80’s and 90’s Britain.

With the original plan being to shoot all interiors in Malta, the decision was made to film the project entirely in the UK, and shooting began in Leeds, England at the end of April.

The film is produced by Mark Lane of Tea Shop Productions, Kevin Sampson of White Star Productions and Stuart Ford, AGC Studios Chairman and CEO. Serving executive producers are Sylvester Stallone and Braden Aftergood of the Balboa Productions banner, AGC Studios’ Miguel Palos, Zach Garrett and Anant Tamirisa, BondIt’s Matthew Helderman, Luke Taylor and Tyler Gould, Michael Ewing and True Brit’s Zygi Kamasa.


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