Navid Negahban Joins Henry Cavill, Nicholas Hoult in War Drama ‘Sand Castle’ (Exclusive)

“Homeland” star signs on for indie directed by Fernando Coimbra

“Homeland” star Navid Negahban has joined indie war drama “Sand Castle,” TheWrap has learned.

The actor joins a cast led by Henry Cavill, Nicholas Hoult and Logan Marshall-Green in the film directed by Fernando Coimbra.

“Sand Castle” is based on a true story and centers on Matt Ocre (Hoult), who is part of a mission to repair a broken water system in the dangerous and unstable Iraqi village of Baqubah. While the people of Baghdad welcome the Americans as saviors, the villagers resist their presence and Matt and his unit must try to convince the community that they are part of the solution, not the problem, in order to save the town and get out alive.

Negahban has been cast in the role of Kadeer, a local school teacher in the Iraqi village who is desperate to get his children fresh water and starts helping out Ocre as he navigates the increasingly unstable situation in the village.

Mark Gordon, Justin Nappi, Ben Pugh are producing “Sand Castle,” which is now filming.

Negahban is best known for his role as Abu Zazir in the first two seasons of Showtime’s “Homeland.” He currently stars in Yuval Delshad’s “Baba Joon,” which is the Israeli entry for best foreign film in this year’s Oscar race.

He is represented by United Agents out of the UK and Impression Entertainment, House of Reps, and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman in the US.