We will be seeing Ghana’s own Abraham Attah on the big screen telling a poignant, relatable story this year.
In 2015, Netflix’s first-ever original, Beasts of No Nation introduced the entire world to the award-winning talents of its protagonist, Abraham Attah. Since then, we’ve waited to see him land another lead role worthy of his talents, and it seems it has finally happened.
Attah, who is a Spirit-award winner and whose credits also include a supporting role in Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, is set to play a Nigerian immigrant in the coming-of-age drama, Tasmanian Devil — the debut feature film from Nigerian-American filmmaker, Solomon Oniita, Jr.
The timely story follows a 19-year-old Nigerian immigrant (Attah) who, after moving to the US, struggles to bond with his estranged father (Mwine) who abandoned him and his mother (Oduye), in Nigeria, to chase his own calling of becoming a missionary. When he finds acceptance in his process of joining a college fraternity, its challenged by his strict and religious father, leaving him searching for his own moral ground.
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