Young actor, Abraham Attah has landed a new movie role after ‘Beasts of No Nation’, livefmghana.com can report.
Attah will be a part of the adventure drama ‘The Modern Ocean’ alongside A-List Hollywood actors including Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves and Daniel Radcliffe.
The movie is about vengeance and fierce competition for valuable shipping routes and priceless materials that converge in a spectacular battle on the rolling decks of behemoth cargo ships.
Abraham’s new found fame hasn’t changed him in any way. In an interview on Joy FM Thursday, he told host Lexis Bill, he is still the same person his friends know.
“I’m still Abraham, I’m not like a big person. I’m still their friend that they know for a long time. I am going to still be Abraham,”
Attah played played the lead role of Agu, who when civil war tears his family apart, is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transformed into a child soldier.
He won Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at Venice Film Festival 2015, and is also nominated for Best Supporting Male at the Spirit Awards.
Idris Elba played the commander of the mercenary unit.
The movie premiered on Netflix and in selected Theaters in The United States of America on October 16. it was screened at number of prestigious film festivals including Venice, BFI London and Toronto International Film Festival.
Based on the 2005 novel of the same title by Uzodinma Iweala, it was partly shot in Ghana and also stars Ama K. Abebrese, David Dontoh and Grace Omaboe.
“Beasts of No Nation”, directed by Emmy Award-winning Cary Fukunaga is the first fictional feature produced and distributed by Netflix.