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Gerard Butler’s film ‘Kandahar’ Begins Filming in Saudi Arabia

Gerard Butler-led military thriller film Kandahar has begun filming in Saudi Arabia.

The action-thriller is being directed by Ric Roman Waugh.

The upcoming film will mark yet another team up for the director and leading man!

Waugh has directed Butler‘s starter films including ‘Angel Has Fallen’, ‘Felon’, Greenland’, and an upcoming movie with JK Simmons, ‘National Champions’.

Meanwhile, two new cast additions have also been announced.

Bollywood actor Ali Fazal (Death on the Nile and Victoria & Abdul) has joined the cast.

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And the other addition is Navid Negahban (Homeland, 24, and Legion) are set to join Butler in the film.

The original screenplay has been written by Mitchell LaFortune,

The story centers around Tom Harris (Butler), a CIA agent that has gone undercover into enemy territory in Afghanistan. With his Afghan translator by his side, the agent needs to make it all the way to Kandahar in order to be rescued. The duo will need to be very careful, though, as they are being hunted by their enemies as they attempt to flee.

Kandahar makes history for being the very first U.S. film to be shot entirely in Saudi Arabia.

As being reported, the filming will take place in the KSA’s northwestern AlUla region in the city of Jeddah.

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