Written on 3rd March 2017

TAG Film & Media works on Netflix original series Sand Castle

The latest addition to Netflix’s ever-growing lineup of originals is Sand Castle, a fact-based war drama inspired by writer Chris Roessner’s experiences in Iraq.

Set in Iraq in 2003, Sand Castle tells the story of Matt Ocre (Nicholas Hoult), as he and his troops attempt to protect farming village, Baqubah, in the crosshairs of some very dangerous enemies.

The film marks Brazilian director Fernando Coimbra second feature-length outing, the filmmaker having previously helmed A Wolf at the Door and various episodes of Narcos season one.

Also starring is Henry Cavill, Glen Powell, Logan Marshall-Green, Tommy Flanagan and Parker Sawyers.

Sand Castle premieres worldwide on 21st April 2017. Netflix was reportedly eyeing a $13 million deal for the project last May.

TAG Film & Media started working with the film production company ‘42’ on Sand Castle on the 2nd November 2015, when the film began being shot in Jordan for almost four months. More than 200 flights were booked from the UK and US for the 100 members of the cast and crew, including ground transportation as well.

About the film:

Set in Iraq in 2003, Sand Castle follows a group of American soldiers in the early days of the second Gulf War. Bearing witness to the heat and the horror is the inexperienced Private Matt Ocre (Nicholas Hoult), who together with several fellow soldiers is ordered to the outskirts of Baqubah to repair a water pumping station damaged by U.S. bombs. But as Ocre discovers, in an atmosphere where resentment and anger fester, trying to win the hearts and minds of the locals is a task fraught with danger. It's here, in the streets, squares and schools that he discovers the true cost of war.

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