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May Calamawy, who is perhaps best known for her work in Hulu’s Ramy, has nabbed a key role in Moon Knight, Marvel Studios’ series for Disney+.
Oscar Isaac is toplining the show featuring one of Marvel’s cult characters and that is aiming for a March production start in Budapest.
Mohamed Diab, the Egyptian helmer behind Middle Eastern drama Clash, and Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, indie genre filmmaking team behind sci-fi horror movies The Endless and Synchronic, are directing the show.
Moon Knight has had several incarnations over the decades since his debut in 1975, from being an ex-Marine-turned-mercenary with multiple alter egos to being a conduit to conduit for the Egyptian moon god Khonshu, to most recently a dapper-dressed consultant. An aspect to the stories in the modern comics era has been tackling the mental illness of multiple personalities.
It is unclear what Marvel’s take for the series will be. It is also unclear what role Calamawy will play and Marvel declined to comment.
Calamawy plays the sister of Ramy Youssef in Ramy, the well-regarded and Emmy-nominated comedy-drama series on Hulu. The show, about an American Muslim-Arab navigating opposing cultural communiiteis, is working on its third season. She recently wrapped the indie comedy Together Together that stars Ed Helms.
Calamawy is repped by Management 360.
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