Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman arrived in Cairo Sunday morning for a five-day trip around Egypt to shoot scenes for his upcoming National Geographic documentary entitled The Story of God.


According to Ahram Online, Freeman was found roaming around El-Moez Street on Monday shooting scenes for the documentary, as well as on Kasr-El-Nile Bridge near Tahrir Square. He is also expected to visit Saqqara, Aswan, Luxor and Madinet Habu – where the Temples of Amun and Ramsis III are located.

Minister of Tourism Hisham Zazou also met with the renowned film star on Monday at the Pyramids of Giza in efforts to promote tourism, reported the Cairo Post.


Freeman expressed his feelings towards the documentary earlier in June during an interview with Variety.

The story of God is one of the greatest mysteries and most important ideas in the world,” said Freeman. “For me, this is a personal and enduring quest to understand the divine, and I am humbled by the opportunity to take viewers along on this incredible journey.”

The documentary will follow Freeman as he explores and reflects on God and spirituality, by immersing himself in traditions and rituals of various religions of the world.

The Story of God will air in 2016 on National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Mundo in the U.S., and globally in 171 countries and 45 languages.

Freeman also narrated the National Geographic documentary March of the Penguins in 2005, as well as the famous Discover Science documentary Through the Wormhole – a documentary trying to answer the universe’s divine questions.

The last time Freeman visited Egypt was in 2007, when he was working on a film entitled The Bucket List alongside Jack Nicholson.  The film features a scene shot atop of the Pyramids of Giza.

Information gathered from: Ahram Online, The Cairo Post, Egyptian Streets, and Variety

Images credits go to: Egyptian Streets