AFM: Henry Cavill, Luke Evans Join Nicholas Hoult in War Drama 'Sand Castle'

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Luke Evans, Henry Cavill

Mark Gordon, Justin Nappi and Ben Pugh will produce the true life-based film, set in Iraq circa 2003.

Luke Evans and Henry Cavill are joining Nicholas Hoult in war drama Sand Castle.

The film, produced by Mark Gordon of The Mark Gordon Company, Justin Nappi via his company Treehouse Pictures and Ben Pugh, will begin principle photography on Nov. 2

Chris Roessner wrote the script and Fernando Coimbra (Netflix's Narcos) will direct. The film chronicles the story of Roessner's two years and more than 200 missions as a machine gunner in Iraq's Sunni Triangle. The story centers on Matt Ocre (Hoult) and the leader of his platoon, Sergeant Baker, as they attempt to protect Baqubah, a dangerous farming village.

Brian Kavanaugh-Jones is serving as executive producer. Voltage Pictures is handling international sales for the film and will present the film to buyers next month at the American Film Market.

Treehouse Pictures is fully financing the film which Gordon has shepherded from its inception.

Evans recently wrapped shooting on Bill Condon’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson, Emma Thompson and Ian McKellen. His other film credits include Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, Furious 7 and Dracula Untold. He's repped by WME and United Agents in the UK.

Cavill, known for playing Superman in Man of Steel and the upcoming Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, was recently seen in Guy Ritchie's Man From U.N.C.L.E. He’s repped by CAA and United Agents in the UK.

 

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