Alexander Skarsgard and Nat Wolff join The Kill Team

Alexander Skarsgard and Nat Wolff

by James White |
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It's not every documentary director who is handed the chance to turn their factual film into a drama based upon the same subject. But that's what is happening with Dan Krauss' 2013 documentary The Kill Team, which now has Alexander Skarsgard and Nat Wolff attached to the fictionalised version.

Krauss' film followed the story of Private Adam Winfield, a soldier in Afghanistan who discovered that members of his platoon were planning a murderous scheme while on duty. He enlisted his father's help to alert the military to the war crimes, but when his pleas went unheeded, he was left on his own, his life in danger and forced to choose between his morals and his safety. Wolff will be Winfield, while Skarsgard is the imposing Sergeant Deeks. Kraus is busy writing and preparing to direct the new movie.

"When we first saw Dan Krauss’ documentary, we were shocked by this story and blown away by his direction," producers Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey tell Deadline. "His film’s scope and tension, combined with these morally ambivalent characters, made it irresistible to watch.”

Skarsgard is on screens now in War On Everyone and will next be in our cinemas with Duncan Jones' Mute, which is shooting now. Wolff has worked on James Franco's In Dubious Battle and is part of the cast for Death Note, which will be out next year.

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