'Beasts Of No Nation' Star, Abraham Attah To Play A Nigerian Immigrant In Upcoming Film

Netflix’s first-ever original film, 2015’s Beasts of No Nation introduced the entire world to the incredible talents of its captivating lead, 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.

The Ghanaian actor, who also had a brief but memorable 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.

Idris Elba and Attah in 'Beasts Of No Nation' (Photo: Netflix)

Tasmanian Devil follows a 19-year-old immigrant (Attah) who, after moving to the US, struggles to bond with his estranged father, who abandoned him and his mother to become a missionary. When he joins a college fraternity, he is challenged by his strict father, leaving him in search of his own moral ground.

Attah is joined by two other fantastic indie actors: Pariah’s Adepore Oduye, who plays his mother; and Queen of Katwe’s Nater Guma Mbaho Mwime, who plays his deeply religious father. No official release date has been announced, but we can’t wait to see Attah skilfully lead a movie again.

Adepero Oduye in 'Pariah' (Photo: Focus Features)