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Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Foundation backs three blockbusters

The foundation is diving headfirst into the world of international cinema.

Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea Film Foundation has been making waves in the international film scene. And now, it’s investing in three captivating projects that are set to take the cinematic world by storm. This year, the Red Sea Film Foundation will back Johnny Depp’s Modi, Michael Mann’s Ferrari and Guy Ritchie’s The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. So without further ado, let’s dive into what these movies are all about.


Hold onto your racing helmets because Michael Mann, the maestro behind those heart-pounding crime dramas, is taking us on an exhilarating detour with Ferrari. This film promises to rev up your excitement as it zooms into a single, pulse-pounding year in the life of Enzo Ferrari, the legendary founder of that iconic car brand we all adore. This is the man who transformed sleek machines into symbols of speed and elegance that many of us seem to love to this day. While more details about this project are still under wraps, be prepared to witness a high-speed adventure through history.

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Johnny Depp returns to the director’s chair with Modi. This biographical drama stars Italian actor Riccardo Scamarcio as the iconic painter, Amedeo Modigliani. Set against the backdrop of World War I in Paris, the film explores Modigliani’s life, his artistic aspirations and the turbulent relationships that fueled his creativity. With Al Pacino also joining the cast, Modi promises to be a fascinating window into the artist’s life and work.

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Johnny Depp

The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare

Guy Ritchie, known for his fast-paced and witty crime capers, turns his directorial prowess toward World War II in The Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. Inspired by a true story, this film delves into the first special forces mission in history, led by then-UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill. A team of naval intelligence officers embark on a daring mission against the Nazis, using unconventional and ungentlemanly fighting techniques. Starring Henry Cavill, Eiza Gonzalez and many more, this action-packed historical thriller promises to rewrite the history books.

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Guy Ritchie

The Red Sea Film Foundation isn’t just dipping its toes into the world of international cinema, it’s diving in headfirst. And these investments are like stepping stones in Saudi Arabia’s quest to shine brightly on the global film stage. As we eagerly count down the days until these cinematic treasures hit the screens, it’s clearer than ever that the Kingdom is carving its name into the annals of filmmaking history.

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Shaheera Anwar - Staff Writer
From a beautiful childhood in Riyadh to a calm and collected life in Dubai. When she's not busy penning her latest masterpiece, you can catch Shaheera lounging with her family or binging on the latest movies. And as a millennial, she's got her sights set on TikTok - hoping to go viral someday (fingers crossed).

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