Ali Fazal will next be seen in two-time Oscar winner Bill Guttentag's Afghan Dreamers. Guttentag won the prestigious Academy title for his two short films, You Don't Have to Die (1988) and Twin Towers (2003).
Speaking about it, Fazal said, "Excited and humbled to be sharing notes and being directed by Bill who has an impeccable body of work. Afghan Dreamers is a very important story to be told and I'm happy to be part of its cinematic retelling".
The shooting for Afghan Dreamers began recently in Morocco and will be a 50-day schedule, with a majority of the film being shot across Morocco and Budapest. The role of Roya will be essayed by The Bold Type famed Nikohl Boosheri.
The film is the true story of the program that was started by Afghan tech entrepreneur Roya Mahboob in 2017 as a way to help young women develop their skills in the field of science and technology, despite the patriarchal society in the country they hail from. The film throws light on the chaotic, sometimes dangerous backdrop of the country's politics.
Afghan Dreamers is produced by Laura Overdeck, Samudrika Arora and Bill Guttentag. Apart from Afghan Dreamers, Fazal is also playing one of the leads alongside Gerard Butler in the action packed film Kandahar, which releases in 2023.