Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Comic-Con: First Look At Batman V Superman
It's about to kick off
Comic-Con: First Look At Mad Max: Fury Road
Tom Hardy is the new Road Warrior
James Gunn Reportedly Writing & Directing Guardians 2
According to co-writer Nicole Perlman
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
TODAY
Comic-Con: First Look At Mad Max: Fury Road
Tom Hardy is the new Road Warrior
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
World Of Warcraft
11 March 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)
Empire Star Rating
X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The East (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Jack The Giant Slayer (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Warm Bodies (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Toby Kebbell Helps Build Sand Castle
He's on for the Iraq War drama

09 May 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Screen International

submit to reddit

Toby-Kebbell-To-Help-Build-Sand-Castle

Nicholas Hoult was recruited to star in true-life Iraq War drama Sand Castle back in March, but it wouldn’t be much of a platoon without other actors. So Toby Kebbell will join him on the battlefield.

Sand Castle is scripted by Chris Roessner, who spent two years serving in Iraq and went on more than 200 missions during his stint as a machine gunner in the war-torn country’s Sunni Triangle. The story will focus on Matt Ocre (Hoult), and platoon leader Sergeant Baker (Kebbell), as they and their troops attempt to protect a farming village in the crosshairs of some very dangerous enemies. At the same time, Baker has to keep his troops sane in the face of mounting casualties. 

Actor-turned-ads-director Seb Edwards is making the jump to the big screen for his first film job. According to Screen International, he’ll start the cameras rolling and the bullets flying in October, filming in South Africa and Italy.

Kebbell will be back on our screens soon as alpha male chimp Koba, with Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes due out on July 17. He’ll also be in conflict for Warcraft, which reaches us in March 2016, and has signed on to be Dr. Doom in The Fantastic Four, scheduled for June 18, 2015.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Bourne Legacy Sequel Recruits New Writer
Andrew Baldwin will draft the script
Gotham Gets Its First Trailer
UPDATE: Now with new cast image

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Our official verdict on Marvel's latest addition to their cinematic universe

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

Role By Role With Joel McHale
The star of The Soup and Community on Spider-Man 2 and much more

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Classic Feature: Jack Nicholson - Gods Among Us
Charisma, consistency and cunning summed up in a single word: Jack.

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)