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Nicholas Hoult Tapped for True-Story Iraqi War Drama 'Sand Castle'

March 14, 2014 (6:46 am) GMT
The Beast of 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' will play a soldier who serves his duty in a dangerous farming village in Iraq.

is picked to play the lead role in "", an Iraqi war movie which is based on real story. He will play a soldier named Matt Ocre who, along with the leader of his platoon, Sergeant Baker, attempt to protect Baqubah, a dangerous farming village.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, it will be produced by Mark Gordon who has produced war-themed projects like movie "Saving Private Ryan" and TV series "". Serving behind the lens, meanwhile, is British commercials director Seb Edwards. It will mark his feature film debut.

The script for the true-story movie is written by Gordon's former assistant, Chris Roessner, based on the story of his two years and more than 200 missions as a machine gunner in Iraq's Sunni Triangle. It's among 2012 Black List of best unproduced screenplays.

Hoult will next be seen playing Beast in "" with his real-life girlfriend (Mystique). He is among the cast of "", due May 15, 2015, sharing screen with and .

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