‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Adds ‘Beasts of No Nation’ Breakout Abraham Attah

The 15-year-old actor charmed earlier this year while campaigning for Netflix child soldier drama

Last Updated: June 21, 2016 @ 5:52 PM

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” has added yet another young star to its cast, TheWrap has learned.

Abraham Attah, the 15-year-old lead in Cary Fukanaga’s “Beasts of No Nation,” has joined Tom Holland on his maiden voyage as Marvel’s beloved Peter Parker, an individual with knowledge of the deal said.

The high-school set project already has a few youngsters cast including Zendaya Coleman and Michael Barbieri.


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They’ll be supervised by villain Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei‘s Aunt May, an appearance from Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man and supporting players Martin Starr, Logan Marshall-Green and Danny Glover.

Ghanaian actor Attah impressed as a child solider in Netflix’s first ever awards campaign for “Beasts,” alongside his costar Idris Elba. He was also a presenter at this year’s Academy Awards alongside “Room’s” nine-year-old star, Jacob Tremblay.

Amy Pascal is producing “Homecoming” for Sony Pictures, along with Marvel president Kevin Feige. Indie and television movie filmmaker Jon Watts is directing.

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