A24 announced on Thursday that it has picked up North American rights to war drama “The Kill Team,” starring Nat Wolff and Alexander Skarsgard.
“The Kill Team” follows a young soldier in the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan who witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians and considers reporting them to higher-ups as the heavily-armed, increasingly violent platoon becomes suspicious that someone in their ranks has turned on them.
A24 plans to release the film sometime in 2019.
The project was written and directed by Award-nominated short-form documentary filmmaker Dan Krauss. “The Kill Team” was produced by Adrián Guerra through Nostromo Pictures, together with Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner from Temple Hill Entertainment.
Krauss was nominated for an Emmy for his feature documentary of the same name, on which this film is based and was also nominated for Academy Awards for his short films “Extremis” and “The Life Of Kevin Carter.” Krauss is represented at UTA, his manager is at Grandview, and attorneys at Lichter, Grossman, Nichols & Adler.
Nostromo Pictures’ Nuira Valls and Miguel Ángel Faura are executive producers, and Ben Smith from Temple Hill is co-producer.
Along with Wolff and Skarsgard, Rob Morrow (“Quiz Show”) also stars.
UTA Independent Film Group and CAA Media Finance represented the deal on behalf of the filmmakers. Cornerstone is selling international rights.