BEASTS OF No Nation star Abraham Attah will join the cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming, it has been announced.
The 15-year-old former street vendor from Ghana, who rose to fame in the Netflix hit alongside Hollywood actor Idris Elba, is currently on set in Atalnta, Deadline reported.
The Jon Watts-directed pic from Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios is the first major role that Abraham has taken since that Netflix film, and he joins recent additions Donald Glover, Martin Starr and Logan Marshall-Green, alongside the webslinger played by Tom Holland, with Robert Downey Jr playing Iron Man and Michael Keaton playing The Vulture.
Zendaya, Michael Barbieri, Kenneth Choi, Tony Revolori and Marisa Tomei are also starring.
The teen won Best Lead Actor Award in the Independent Spirits and also won the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor at Venice. He was also nominated for Critics’ Choice and SAG Awards honours.
Abraham is separately attached to play one of the leads in Christian Loubek’s upcoming feature film, Buffalo, which Anonymous Content is producing.