Bokeem Woodbine

UPDATE #1: And the Spider-Man: Homecoming casting notices keep on coming. Now Michael Mando, known for his recurring roles in Orphan Black and Better Call Saul, has signed on in (say it with me now) a mystery role.

UPDATE #2: Just hours after we heard Michael Mando had been cast in Spider-Man: Homecoming — which was just hours after we heard Abraham Attah had signed on — comes news that Bokeem Woodbine will also star. He’s coming off of some of the best reviews of his career in FX’s Fargo, and will play an unnamed villain. Original story follows.

Spider-Man: Homecoming began filming a few days ago, but the new cast members keep on coming. The latest name to be added to the first Spidey solo movie set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Abraham Attah, the young actor who made a huge splash after starring in last year’s critically acclaimed Beasts of No Nation. This has quietly become one of the best and most diverse casts ever assembled for a superhero movie.

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Beasts of No Nation final trailer

Netflix is getting one one last trailer for Beasts of No Nation, just days before the film’s online and theatrical debut. Idris Elba and Abraham Attah lead Cary Fukunaga‘s harrowing drama about a child soldier in west Africa, based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala. Watch the Beasts of No Nation final trailer after the jump. Read More »

Beasts of No Nation

Netflix’s first foray into prestige drama seems to be off to a good start. Beasts of No Nation premiered at the Venice Film Festival earlier this week, immediately attracting high praise for leads Idris Elba and Abraham Attah and director Cary Fukunaga.

Unfortunately, those of us not currently hobnobbing with movie stars on the Lido still have several weeks to go until we’ll get to see it. But in the meantime, Netflix has unleashed the first full-length Beasts of No Nation trailer to whet our appetites. Watch it after the jump. Read More »

Netflix buys Beasts of No Nation

Netflix’s first real Oscar campaign begins this week with the world premiere of Beasts of No Nation at the Venice Film Festival. On paper, it sounds strong: Directed by Cary Fukunaga and based on the book by Uzodinma Iweala, the harrowing drama follows the making of an African child soldier (played by newcomer Abraham Attah) in the hands of a charismatic yet monstrous warlord (played by Idris Elba). So how does it play out in practice? Get the Beasts of No Nation early buzz after the jump.  Read More »

Beasts of No Nation trailer

Cary Fukunaga‘s touch has been sorely missed on True Detective this season, but his fans can rest assured they’ll be seeing more from him in the not-too-distant future. Netflix has just debuted the first promo for Beasts of No Nation, Fukunaga’s intense new war drama.

Based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation unfolds during a civil war in an unnamed West African country. A young boy named Agu (Abraham Attah) is torn from his family and forced to join a guerrilla fighter unit. Idris Elba plays the warlord who takes Agu under his wing, and molds him into a soldier. Watch the Beasts of No Nation teaser trailer — and get new theatrical release details — after the jump.  Read More »