Netflix has revealed the first Sand Castle trailer, starring Nicholas Hoult, Henry Cavill and Logan Marshall-Green. It is inspired by the events in Iraq, Sand Castle is an accurate and honest depiction of the Second Gulf War told through the eyes of a group of American soldiers on the front lines.
Set in Iraq in 2003, Sand Castle 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 fix a water pumping station destroyed by U.S. bombs. But as Ocre discovers, in an environment where hostility 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.
Sand Castle will launch in all territories where Netflix is available only on Netflix April 21.