Another new Netflix original feature length film looks set to thrill in the Spring of 2017 with a trip to the second Gulf War and a couple of familiar faces – Henry Cavill and Nicholas Hoult – at the forefront as American soldiers.
This British made war drama sees screenwriter Chris Roessner recounting a story infused with his own personal experiences from his own time in Iraq. It is an honest and candid look at the war from his standpoint and the eyes of the American Soldiers who stood by his side on the front lines of this war. Sand Castle is only the second feature film from acclaimed Brazilian director Fernando Coimbra (A Wolf at the Door), who has also directed episodes from Season One of the Netflix global-hit series “Narcos.”
Joining Henry Cavill (Batman V Superman, Man from U.N.C.L.E.) and Nicholas Hoult (Kill Your Friends, Mad Max Fury) on the cast list is Logan Marshall-Green (Prometheus, Madam Bovary), Glen Powell (Everybody Wants Some, Scream Queens), Beau Knapp (The Nice Guys, Southpaw), and Neil Brown Jr (Straight Outta Compton).
In the first look images from the Netflix original film Cavill and Hoult don the American army fatigues looking worn out amongst the mayhem of war.
Sand Castle Official Synopsis
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 (Nicholas 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. It’s here, in the streets, squares and schools that he discovers the true cost of war.