The "Turab al-Mass” cast – Egypt Today
CAIRO – 10 February 2018: "Turab al-Mass” (Diamond Dust) has finished principle shooting, the movie which is scheduled to screen in Egyptian cinemas on the upcoming Eid el-Fitr (June 2018).
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. "Turab al-Mass” is directed by Marwan Hamed.
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 a drug addict antihero who made audiences both love and hate him. His latest series 30 Youm (30 Days), where he expertly showed the drastic changes his character undergoes.
He also perfected a stutter for his role in Rasayel el-Bahr (Messages from the Sea) in 2010 and showed us his comic 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.