No further details were published about the story of the film, which has been written by Ebrahim Amini and will be produced by Seyyed Mostafa Ahmadi.
Maadi co-starred with Kristen Stewart in U.S. director Peter Sattler’s debut Camp X-Ray in 2014 and collaborated in Japanese director Kazuaki Kiriya’s action-adventure Last Knights in 2015.
He also starred in About Elly and A Separation by Iranian prominent director Asghar Farhadi. He received the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the Berlin International Film Festival for his role in A Separation in 2011.
Maadi also appeared in The Night Of, a 2016 American crime drama television miniseries, broadcast on HBO.
Mahdavian is the director of acclaimed dramas Standing in the Dust, about Ahmad Motevasselian, an IRGC commander who was kidnapped by the Zionist regime in 1982 in Lebanon and The Midday Event, a political drama that features the terrorist atrocity of the Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization in Iran of the 1980s.
He has also directed Lottery, about trafficking Iranian women to Arab countries, and Blood Trap, a sequel to his political drama Midday Event.