English thespian Nicholas Hoult is about to step into the war-torn arena of Iraq in director Fernando Coimbra’s ambitious new drama Sand Castle, which is coming to Netflix next month.
Here’s the synopsis:
Wide-eyed recruit Matt Ocre (Hoult) has decided that he doesn’t want any part of the war in Iraq, but finds he is to late in making his decision. While he does everything he can to be discharged, his unit is sent into hostile territory to repair a broken water system, and soon comes under heavy fire in a conflict that will test Ocre to the bone.
Check out the trailer below:
There has been a particular buzz around Sand Castle ever since it was first announced, being a powerful personal story of one soldier’s experience in a large conflict. The film is based in part on the real-life experiences of the film’s screenwriter Chris Roessner, and features an eclectic cast which includes Logan Marshall-Green, Glen Powell, Tommy Flanagan and Henry Cavill as Captain Syverson, a special forces operator who is instructed to oversee Ocre’s unit.
Sand Castle will be released on April 21.