Amidst a controversy to letting the film screen about a few years ago, the animated film based on Islam’s first muezzin, Hazrat Bilal ibn Rabah is finally all set to get a US release on 2nd February.
Titled Bilal, the film by Dubai-based production company Barajoun Entertainment narrates the fourteen hundred-year-old story of the freed Abyssinian slave, who went on to become a close adviser to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). Nearly two years after its release globally, the film is now finally making its way over to a larger market.
Reportedly, the film hired 11 researchers, including doctors from universities, to research the history of the story, and has taken all the characters’ descriptions from at least 17 different historical sources.
The film is written by Ayman Jamal and stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jacob Latimore, Ian McShane and China Anne McClain, who all voice main characters in the film.
Check out the trailer for the film here: