Beasts of No Nation’s Abraham Attah is set to play the role of a Nigerian immigrant in the U.S


Ghana’s Abraham Attah who starred in Netflix film Beasts of No Nation and Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming is returning to the big screen, this time as Dayo; a 19-year-old immigrant in the U.S struggling to bond with his estranged father (Mwine) who abandoned him and his mother (Oduye), in Nigeria, to pursue a religious mission. The drama kicks after Dayo decides to join a college fraternity against the will of his clergyman-dad, pushing him in search of his own righteousness. Attah will be the lead in Tasmanian Devil, the feature debut of Nigerian-American writer and director Solomon Onita Jr alongside Adepero Oduye (Central Park Five), Ntare Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), and Kwesi Boakye (Claws). The film will be shot sometime this year in Dallas, Texas.

Essentially the film…is about choosing your own path, it’s about identity and it’s about culture clashes,” – Onita Jr. 

TigerEye Films’ Tricia Woodgett is on as the producer of the film, with Benny Boom (All Eyez On Me) and Gerald Rawles (Next Day Air) will be on as executive producers.

Richard Ogundiya

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