‘Beasts of No Nation’ Star Abraham Attah Joins ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’

Abraham Attah Spider-Man Homecoming
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Beasts of No Nation” star Abraham Attah is joining the cast of Sony-Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Homecoming” opposite Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei and Michael Keaton.

Jon Watts is directing from a script written by “Vacation” directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. Amy Pascal and Kevin Feige are producing.

Other actors who have joined the cast over the last several weeks include Hannibal Buress, Logan Marshall-Green, Donald Glover, Zendaya and Tony Revolori.


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Plot details are still guarded as is Attah’s character. Holland is playing Peter Parker and Tomei will portray Aunt May while Keaton is on board for the role of a villain.

Production is expected to start this summer with the film hitting theaters on July 7, 2017.

Attah, a native of Ghana, burst onto the scene with his portrayal of a child soldier in Netflix’s “Beasts of No Nation.” He won the best actor trophy at the Spirit Awards in February on the day before the Academy Awards, after winning the Marcello Mastroianni Award for best young actor at the Venice Film Festival.

He’s also attached to star in Shane Carruth’s drama “The Modern Ocean,” which was unveiled during the American Film Market in November, along with Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Radcliffe, Chloe Grace Moretz, Holland, Asa Butterfield and Jeff Goldblum.

Attah is represented by Anonymous Content. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

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  1. blessy says:

    I love the song in beast of no nation & that television set Agu & Dike sold.

  2. blessy says:

    I love that film so much (breast of no nation) I found it hard to delete it. I can’t forget that television set 😂😂😂😂

  3. Yvonne says:

    I Love him so much. His grammar in the “Beast of no Nation” makes me laugh so hard that I feel he’s so real, “I’m not liking this” #Lol# He’s got what it takes to make it to the top, Courage,Faith,dedication and seriousness. May the Almighty God see u through my little Prince charming. All the best my Love Attah.

  4. frank deniro says:

    I hope he’s learned to speak English better.
    I could only understand (maybe) every fifth word out of his mouth in “Beasts.”

    • Dee says:

      He speaks english he just has a different accent

    • Bobald says:

      I hope you’re not actually stupid enough to believe a boy who grew up in Ghana can’t speak English well, if not significantly better than you can. I would assume english – speaking would be requisite for joining an English speaking American film. Then again of course you’re that obtuse to believe that a black kid from Ghana who played a CHILD SOLDIER would speak with that same quality of english on a regular basis.

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