"Turab al-Mass” movie’s first teaser poster - New Century Production Company’s Official Facebook Page.
CAIRO – 28 July 2018: New Century Production Company released the first teaser poster of "Turab al-Mass” (Diamond Dust) movie, announcing the release date of the long-awaited movie will be Oct. 10 in all Egyptian cinemas.
The film's star Asser Yassin previously explained that working with a director like Marwan Hamed and a scriptwriter like Ahmed Mourad in a movie based on a novel is a difficult challenge that requires significant effort. He expressed his enthusiasm in partaking in such an important film featuring a notable cast.
"Turab al-Mass" is based on the novel of the same name by Ahmed Mourad. The plot revolves around Taha, who works for a pharmaceutical company and lives an extremely boring life with his disabled father. Taha’s life is turned upside down after a mysterious murder reveals many secrets, dragging Taha into the world of crime and corruption.
Alongside Yassin, the cast includes Menna Shalaby, Maged el-Kidwany, Ezzat al-Alayly, Mohamed Mamdouh, Khaled al-Sawy and Sawsan Badr.
Yassin started as an engineering student at the American University in Cairo (AUC) and became involved in the university’s theatre department, where he was spotted by director Khairy Beshara.
He has come a long way from AUC productions, and has since become one of the leading Egyptian actors on both the small and the big screens. Through a diverse portfolio, Asser Yassin proved he’s an artist of many talents; one of his first challenging roles was in “Zay el-Naharda” (Like Today) in 2008, where he portrayed a drug addict antihero who made audiences both love and hate him. In his latest series “30 Youm” (30 Days), he expertly showed the drastic changes his character underwent.
He also perfected a stutter for his role in “Rasayel el-Bahr” (Messages from the Sea) in 2010 and showed us his comedic abilities in “Bebo wa Bashir” (Bebo and Bashir) in 2011.
Always a hard worker seeking new challenges, Yassin has also been in the director’s chair, working first in 2016 on the music video for Abu’s “Ahwak” (I Love You) song, featuring a retro vibe evoking the old Agamy days on the beaches of the North Coast’s Marassi, and more recently on the music video for the latest Wust el-Balad song “El-Ekhtelaf El-Motalef” (Our Familiar Differences).
His latest work as a director has created quite the social media buzz; featuring an unconventional storyline and a rather quirky vibe.