Beasts of No Nation Star Abraham Attah Joins Spider-Man: Homecoming

Deadline brings word that Beasts of No Nation star Abraham Attah has joined the ever-growing cast of Spider-Man: Homecoming in an undisclosed role. Attah gained critical acclaim for his portrayal of a child soldier in the Netflix original movie, including winning Best Leading Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards.

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The Spider-Man: Homecoming cast includes Tom Holland as Peter Parker, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May, Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark, Michael Keaton as a mystery villain (believed to be the Vulture), Logan Marshall-Green as a secondary villain, Kenneth Choi as Peter’s high school Principal and Zendaya as a character by the name of Michelle. There’s also mystery roles for Donald Glover, Martin Starr, Michael Barbieri, Laura Harrier, Tony Revolori, Isabella Amara, Jorge Lendeborg Jr., J.J. Totah, and Hannibal Burress.

“It really is a homecoming,” Tom Holland told the CinemaCon crowd during the film’s title announcement earlier this year, “because, throughout the movie, Peter is trying to find out who he is and where he belongs in this world.”

Scripted by Vacation writers and directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, Spider-Man: Homecoming will, according to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, feature characters from throughout the MCU.

Set to be directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Homecoming will swing into regular theaters and IMAX on July 7, 2017.

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