Amr Youssef to Join Hepta: The Last Lecture's All star Cast
Egyptian star Amr Youssef is set to join the all star cast of the upcoming film Hepta: The Last Lecture, which is primarily based on the bestselling novel by Mohamed Sadek. Youssef is the seventh ans latest star to join the high profile cast as revealed by The Producers thrpugh their official Facebook page. Also joining the cast are Maged El Kedwany, Ahmed Malek, Ahmed Dawood, Dina El Sherbiny, Yasmine Raeis, and Jamila Awad.
The film's official page released Amr Youssef's first statement on his role in the film, "Hepta...a great script, a huge responsibility...wish us luck!" This statement comes days prior to the beginning if shooting which will be led by director Hadi Al Bagoury.
Hepta: The last Lecture's Facebook page: facebook.com/Heptathelastlectureofficial
Raising curiosity among the anticipated film fans and the book readers, details have not been revealed yet on Jamila's role in the film. However, it's not so hard to guess as the cast is very near to complete.
Hepta: The Last Lecture Facbook page was launched by the film's production company, The Producers, aiming to create an interactive platform to connect with the book fans in Egypt and the Arab world. The page is operating as a means of communication with audiences throughout the production process, and through which the company will select several members of the audience to have cameos in the film, which gives them an opportunity to participate in transforming their favorite novel into a cinematic work of art.
Inspired by Mohamed Sadek's novel, Hepta, the film is directed by Hadi El Bagoury, whose repertoire includes several cinema blockbusters, such as Wahed Saheh (2011) and the spine-chilling thriller Warda (2014). The film's cinematic adaption is scripted by Wael Hamdy, who previously wrote the cinematic hit Mikano (2009).
Hepta, which means number seven in ancient Greek, takes the reader in a journey to the worn-out world of love, which was tackled by thousands of authors throughout the years. Despite the fact that love is a recurrent theme, almost everyone commits the same mistakes, goes through the same pains and gets entangled in the same dreams and hopes. Sadek, in his novel, tracks the seven stages of love namely; the beginning, the encounter, the relationship bond, the wakefulness, the truth, which is followed by the decision, and then the ending, or the "Hepta" stage.
Hepta is Mohamed Sadek's third novel, preceded by Taha the Stranger, and A few Hours One Day. Hepta was released in the beginning of 2014 by Rewaq Publishing and was a huge success topping the best-seller lists at Shorouk Bookstores for several weeks. It was also the most read novel among Goodreads.com users during June 2014 in several Arab countries and more than 36 editions of the book have been published since its release.