The famed actor Ahad Raza Mir has yet again accomplished another milestone after announcing that he will be starring in Netflix’s live-action remake of Resident Evil.
According to Variety, the Aangan actor has been cast in the series. However, Netflix has yet to reveal what character Mir will be playing in the upcoming show.
The details of Mir’s character are currently being kept under wraps. Meanwhile, the actor took to Instagram to share a poster of the series. “Evil has evolved. Resident Evil spreads to Netflix. July 14,” read the caption.
Mir’s announcement was met with widespread delight. Many fellow actor Mahira Khan commenting on his Instagram post with a series of celebratory emojis.
Mir has made a name for himself in Pakistan’s entertainment industry through dramas such as Yaqeen Ka Safar, Ahad-e-Wafa, and Ye Dil Mera. He recently starred in Dhoop Ki Deewar alongside fellow actor and his wife Sajal Aly, a ZEE5 web series that depicts a cross-border love story. He also donned the producer’s hat for Kalasha, which is currently in the works.
He has been active on the international theatre scene for a while. He starred in productions of Romeo and Juliet (2014) as Tybalt and as Lennox in the 2015 adaptation of Macbeth.
The actor also bagged the titular role in the 2019 production of Hamlet: A Ghost Story with the International Shakespeare Company. In addition, he won Canada’s Betty Mitchell Award for outstanding performance by an actor for his role as Hamlet.
A little about the show
The Resident Evil series — based on a Japanese video game series of the same name by Capcom — will tell a brand new story. The character of Albert Wesker will be played by American actor Lance Reddick. Other cast members include Siena Agudong, Tamara Smart, Ella Balinska, and Adeline Rudolph amongst others.
The Resident Evil franchise also consists of a number of action-horror movies starring Ukraine-born actor Milla Jovovich (Alice) and Michelle Rodriguez (Claire Redfield), leaders of a commando team who must break into a vast underground genetics laboratory where a deadly virus has been unleashed, turning people into the “undead” — humans who have died and been brought back to life by the virus.
After Humayun Saeed recently bagged a role on Netflix’s historical hit The Crown and Nimra Bucha made an appearance in the trailer for Ms. Marvel, Mir starring in Netflix’s live-action remake of Resident Evil is a big win for Pakistan.
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