Director: Fernando Coimbra
Writer: Chris Roessner
Brazilian director Fernando Coimbra received favorable notices for his 2013 child abduction thriller A Wolf at the Door before directing some episodes of the Netflix series “Narcos.” He managed to spin the collaboration with the streaming service into his English language/American production debut with Sand Castle, a war drama featuring a high-profile cast about a troop of US soldiers stationed in Iraq as they attempt to protect a small village.
Cast: Henry Cavill, Nicholas Hoult, Logan Marshall-Green, Tommy Flanagan, Parker Sawyers, Beau Knapp
Production Co./Producer(s): Treehouse Pictures, and 42/Automatik
U.S. Distributor: Netflix.
Release Date: Coimbra’s debut premiered at TIFF, but 2017 promises to be a major festival year for Netflix (considering War Machine and Okja should also be ready), so we assume Sand Castle may be poised for competition before a theatrical and streaming release. Cannes may be unlikely, but Coimbra could be a major contender at TIFF’s Platform or Venice.
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