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Kenya: Somali Actor Star Gets Hollywood Film Role

January 08, 2015

By Grace Kerongo [caption id="attachment_15283" align="alignleft" width="290"]Photo: CaptainPhillipsMovie/Facebook Barkhad Abdi. Photo: CaptainPhillipsMovie/Facebook
Barkhad Abdi.[/caption] Do you remember the Somali-born actor who was also an Oscar award winning contender in last year's awards? His name is Barkhad Abdi . He has just bagged a role in a new Hollywood thriller titled Eye in the Sky. According to online reports, Barkhad is set to be back on screen in 2015 in a new thriller, after his sterling performance in Captain Philips.

The actor will be starring alongside veteran silver screen star, Helen Mirren (inset). Eye in the Sky is an action movie about a drone mission whose goal effectively changed due to new findings about their target. Colonel Katherine Powell (Mirren) leads a secret drone mission to capture a terrorist group living led by Jamad Farah (Barhad Abdi) living in a safehouse in Nairobi, Kenya. Unfortunately, the film is currently in production in South Africa. *Source Allafrica]]>

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