When Ghanaian teenager Abraham Attah got the role of Agu, the protagonist in the critically acclaimed novel turned movie, Beasts Of No Nation, the 14-year-old had no idea how much that single feature would change his life.
Months later, Attah who was randomly scouted off a field while playing a game of football in Ghana, has joined the cast of the new Spider-Man sequel – Spider-Man: Homecoming
Although his character is yet to be disclosed, landing a role in a major franchise like Spider-Man is a huge deal. Attah will be acting alongside big names in Hollywood such as Robert Downey Jr. who will play Tony Stark (Iron Man), the character he is most famous for, and Michael Keaton playing The Vulture, a mystery villain.
Attah’s career has been on a steady rise since his break out role in Beasts Of No Nation. Besides landing movie roles starring alongside some of Hollywood’s big names, the young lad already boasts a significant pool of awards including Best Actor in a Leading Role and Discovery of the Year, Ghana Movie Awards, Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead and the Marcello Mastroianni Best Young Actor Award at the Venice International Film Festival.
Set to be directed by Jon Watts and produced by Marvel Studios, ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is said to have a diverse cast “that is seemingly growing by the day.” Other cast members with disclosed roles include 20-year-old British actor, Tom Holland as Peter Parker (Spider Man), Logan Marshall-Green as a secondary villain, Zendaya as a character named Michelle and Kenneth Choi as Peter’s high school Principal.
Additional cast members with undisclosed roles are Donald Glover, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Tony Revolori, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg Jr, Marisa Tomei and Hannibal Burress. Spider-Man: Homecoming will debut in regular theatres on the 7th of July 2017.