I don't who gets to play the Dotty Lamour part, but this has got to be a buddy movie/road picture in the making. What laughs! What chemistry!
Only problem is, of course, four's a crowd. That is, there's no room for the US in this story. The points of this love triangle -- Hamid-Mahmoud-Ali -- are all clearly taken.
Which is a good thing. If Hamid hearts Mahmoud hearts Ali, this is one foreign affair the US should keep its men and $$$ -- its tens of thousands of men and it billions and billions of $$$ -- out of. Get it?