Fifteen year old Ghanaian child star, Abraham Attah played the role of Agu, the primary child soldier in Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts Of No Nation.
This was after he was discovered (pretty uncharacteristically for the movie industry) while playing soccer. He went on to wow the world with his performance in that screen debut alongside Idris Elba.
It has been announced that the Ghanaian child star has joined the cast of Spiderman: Homecoming.
Undoubtedly the dream of almost every teenager; starring in a superhero movie, he will take on this first major role since the Netflix powered ‘Beasts of No Nation’ in the Jon Watts-directed pic from Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios.
He will join new additions like, Donald Glover, Martin Starr and Logan Marshall-Green as well as Robert Downey Jr playing Iron Man and Michael Keaton playing The Vulture.
Also starring in the movie are, Zendaya, Michael Barbieri, Kenneth Choi, Tony Revolori and Marisa Tomei. Kevin Feige and Amy Pascal are producing.
Production for the Sony-Marvel movie should begin this summer with the film expected to be released in July 2017.
Attah has already won awards for Best Lead Actor Award in the Independent Spirits, the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at Venice and was nominated for Critics’ Choice and SAG Awards honors, all for his performance in Beasts of No Nation.
The Ghanaian actor is also starring in Shane Carruth’s drama – The Modern Ocean alongside Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Radcliffe, Chloe Grace Moretz, and other Hollywood A-listers.
The Ghanaian child star is also scheduled to play one of the leads in Christian Loubek’s upcoming feature film, Buffalo, which Anonymous Content is producing. Attah is repped by Anonymous Content’s Sandra Chang.
Although there has been no hint to the role that Attah will play in Spiderman: Homecoming, he has already garnered a host of admirers who are expecting great things from his performance.