Hollywood actor Frank Anthony Grillo of ‘Captain America’ fame, is set to star in the Bangladeshi action movie ‘MR-9’.
The film is directed by Asif Akbar and it is based on the popular Masud Rana novels written by late novelist Qazi Anwar Hussain. The film is adapted from the original first novel ‘Masud Rana: Dhonghsho Pahar (Demolition Hill)’. Qazi Anwar Hussain published 550 novels published in the series, which is influenced by the James Bond franchise.
Plot details have been kept under wraps but it has been reported that Grillo will play the nemesis of secret agent Rana, code name MR-9, of the Bangladesh Counter-Intelligence Agency.
Bangladeshi production company Jaaz Multimedia, LA-based Al Bravo Films and MR-9 Films have joined forces to get the film into production. Producers are Al Bravo, Hemdee Kiwanuka, Colin Bates, Akbar, Philip Tan and Abdul Aziz with executive producers Niko Foster, Peter Nguyen and Phillip B. Goldfine.