Nat Wolff is teaming up with Tarzan himself (Alexander Skarsgård) for his next project, a feature film adaptation of The Kill Team.
Based on Dan Krauss’ acclaimed war documentary, the project chronicles the story of Private Adam Winfield, a “young American soldier trapped between his conscience and survival when members of his platoon carry out a murderous scheme in the wasteland of Southern Afghanistan.” Wolff is attached to the lead role of Winfield, while Skarsgård steps into the boots of his superior – the imposing Sergeant Deeks. Perhaps most exciting of all is news that Krauss is on board to write and direct this feature-length version of his doc, one which Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey will produce on behalf of Temple Hill Entertainment.
“When we first saw Dan Krauss’ documentary, we were shocked by this story and blown away by his direction,” said Bowen and Godfrey in a statement. “His film’s scope and tension, combined with these morally ambivalent characters, made it irresistible to watch.”
Coming off indie dramas in the vein of Paper Towns and The Fault in Our Stars, The Kill Team heralds a welcome change of pace for Nat Wolff, and ought to offer up plenty of dramatic material to chew on. Skarsgård, meanwhile, is hot off this summer’s Legend of Tarzan reboot, and will soon be bound for the Berlin of the future courtesy of Duncan Jones’ long-anticipated passion project, Mute.
Krauss’ feature spin on The Kill Team is currently simmering in pre-production, indicating that filming will commence in the early stages of 2017. Expect more casting details to surface between now and then, and we’ll keep you posted on everything to emerge.