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Henry Cavill and Nicholas Hoult go to war this April, as Netflix’s latest original film, Sand Castle, arrives.
Based on a personal script by Chris Roessner, who was inspired by his own experiences in Iraq, the film is a candid depiction of the Second Gulf War, told through the eyes of a group of American soldiers on the front lines.
Set in Iraq in 2003, Sand Castle follows the inexperienced Private Matt Ocre (Hoult), who, together with several fellow soldiers, is ordered to the outskirts of Baqubah to repair a water pumping station damaged by U.S. bombs. But as Ocre discovers, in an atmosphere where resentment and anger fester, trying to win the hearts and minds of the locals is a task fraught with danger.
The movie is the second feature film from Brazilian director Fernando Coimbra (A Wolf at the Door), who also directed episodes from Season 1 of Narcos. It also stars Logan Marshall-Green (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Glen Powell (Hidden Figures), Beau Knapp (The Nice Guys), and Neil Brown Jr. (Straight Outta Compton).
Sand Castle premieres on Netflix worldwide on Friday 21st April. See Henry Cavill and Nicholas Hoult in action in the first trailer for the film:
First look: Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill in Netflix’s Sand Castle
1st February 2017
Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill star in Netflix’s new original film, Sand Castle – and now, we have our first look at them in action.
The movie, which is written by Chris Roessner based on his experiences in Iraq, is a candid accpimt of the Second Gulf War told through the eyes of a group of American soldiers on the front lines.
The second feature film from Brazilian director Fernando Coimbra (A Wolf at the Door), who also helmed episodes of Narcos, the movie stars Logan Marshall-Green, Glen Powell, Beau Knapp, and Neil Brown Jr., alongside Cavill and Hoult.
Set in Iraq in 2003, Sand Castle follows a group of American soldiers in the early days of the second Gulf War. Bearing witness to the heat and the horror is the inexperienced Private Matt Ocre (Hoult), who together with several fellow soldiers is ordered to the outskirts of Baqubah to repair a water pumping station damaged by US bombs. But as Ocre discovers, in an atmosphere where resentment and anger fester, trying to win the hearts and minds of the locals is a task fraught with danger. It’s here, in the streets, squares and schools that he discovers the true cost of war.
Produced by Justin Tappi of Treehouse Pictures and Ben Pugh of 42, Sand Castle is released on Netflix worldwide this spring. Here are the first stills from the movie:
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