Deadline exclusively reports that Netflix are in talks to secure the rights for Fernando Coimbra-directed Iraqi war drama Sand Castle.
According to the report, sources indicate that Netflix are in talks to pay around $13m for Sand Castle, which features a cast that stars Henry Cavill, Nicholas Hoult, Tommy Glanagan, Glen Powell and Logan Marshall-Green. That’s how the deal looks right now but talks are still in profess on the drama that was written by Chris Roessner, based on his experience as a machine gunner in the Iraq Sunni Triangle.
Nicholas Hoult is set to play a soldier who comes to repair a broken water system. It becomes a powder keg as some villagers welcome the effort while others are suspicious. The soldiers guarding him try to keep tensions from escalating into a full-scale life and death situation. Mark Gordon and Justin Nappi are serving as Producers on the project.
The film sounds small scale enough of a war drama to work better via Netflix than any other Hollywood studio and the premise of it is interesting enough to check out and it helps it has a talented cast.