Netflix has released the first images from Fernando Coimbra’s (A Wolf at the Door) upcoming Gulf War drama Sand Castle. Set in Iraq in 2003, the film 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.”
Logan Marshall-Green, Tommy Flanagan, Glen Powell, Beau Knapp and Neil Brown Jr. also star. Netflix will be releasing the film sometime this year. Images via JoBlo.