Award winning Ghanaian teen actor, Abraham Attah, will be taking up another role as lead character in Nigerian immigrant film “Tasmanian Devil”.
The young actor is popularly known for his exceptional role as ‘Agu,’ a child soldier in ‘Beast of No Nation’ where he acted alongside Hollywood’s Idris Elba. His role in the 2015 film was met with great recognition, shooting him to limelight.
He has since then featured and made appearances in other films, one of which is Marvels’ Spider man: Home coming.
In this new film, Abraham Attah will be playing the role of a 19 year old Nigerian immigrant who after moving to the US, struggles to bond with his estranged father 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, it’s challenged by his strict and religious father, leaving him searching for his own moral ground.
“Tasmanian Devil” is a feature debut from writer and director Solomon Onita, Jr. Adepero Oduye(Central Park Five and Pariah), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (The Chi, Queen of Katwe), and Kwesi Boakye (Claws, Flight) will also co-star in the coming of age tale, which will shoot sometime this year in Dallas, Texas.
The feature film will be produced by Tricia Woodgett of TigerEye Films and Executive produced by Benny Boom and Gerald Rawles.