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Nicholas Hoult to Star in Iraq War Movie Sand Castle

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19:  Nicholas Hoult attends The BRIT Awards 2014 Warner Music After Party at The Savoy Hotel on February 19, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Warner Music)

Which is not the story of one man's journey to the International Sand Castle Building Olympics and in fact, is a based-on-a-true-story film about the Iraq War. (The script was on the 2012 Black List.) Hoult will play a soldier in the Sunni Triangle who, with his platoon, is trying to protect a dangerous farming village. Presumably, things go to hell from there.

Photo: David M. Benett/Getty