‘Sand Castle’ Trailer Starring Nicholas Hoult and Henry Cavill

Sand Castle
A scene from ‘Sand Castle’ (Photo Courtesy of Netflix)

Netflix just released the full trailer for the upcoming dramatic film, Sand Castle, starring Nicholas Hoult (Mad Max: Fury Road) and Henry Cavill (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice). The action film takes place during the Second Gulf War and is based on screenwriter Chris Roessner’s experiences in Iraq. In addition to Hoult and Cavill, the Sand Castle cast includes Logan Marshall-Green (Spider-Man: Homecoming), Glen Powell (Hidden Figures), Beau Knapp (The Nice Guys), and Neil Brown Jr. (Straight Outta Compton). Fernando Coimbra (A Wolf at the Door) directed and Justin Nappi produced.

Netflix has set an April 21, 2017 premiere date.

The Plot: 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 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.