Ghana’s young and uprising star, Abraham Attah has been named among the cast of new movie, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’
The young Ghanaian Abraham Attah is to join Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Michael Keaton, Hannibal Buress and others in Sony-Marvel’s new movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming’. The news was first reported by Deadline.com and also confirmed by Variety.com. According to reports, Hannibal Buress and Abbraham Attah are cast in unspecified roles.
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Spider-Man: Homecoming is an upcoming American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, produced by Marvel Studios and Columbia Pictures, and distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment.
It is intended to be the second reboot of the Spider-Man film franchise and the sixteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The film will be directed by Jon Watts, with a screenplay by John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein, and stars Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Laura Harrier, and Robert Downey Jr.
In Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Parker tries to balance his life as a high school student while also being the hero Spider-Man. The film will be directed by Jon Watts, with a screenplay by John Francis Daley & Jonathan M. Goldstein.
The 15-year old Ghanaian actor, Abraham Attah came to the limelight of the global movie industry after he starred in Netflix’s film, ‘Beasts of No Nation’, alongside famous Hollywood actor, Idris Elba. His role as child soldier, Agu in the movie has since earned him numerous awards both locally and internationally.
The awards he has so far bagged include, Best Male Lead at the 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards, Best Young Actor at the Venice film festival’s Marcello Mastroianni Awards, the Black Film Critics Rising Star Award, Best Breakthrough Performance at the National Board of Review Award, two awards at the Ghana Movie Awards, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture, and the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer.
After his role in ‘Beasts of No Nation, Abraham Attah has featured in a short film, ‘Out of the Village’. He was also attached to feature alongside Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Radcliffe, Chloe Grace Moretz, Holland, Asa Butterfield and Jeff Goldblum, in Shane Carruth’s drama “The Modern Ocean,” which was unveiled last November during the American Film Market.
Abraham Attah was also privileged to present an award at the 88th Annual Academy Awards (2016 Oscars) in Los Angeles alongside Canadian child actor, Jacob Tremblay. He is currently studying on a Netflix scholarship.
Deadline Hollywood says production of ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is expected to start this summer with the film hitting theaters on July 7, 2017. According to reports, the film will be released in North America in 3D, IMAX and IMAX 3D.