Nat Wolff & Alexander Skarsgård in War Drama 'The Kill Team' Trailer
by Alex Billington
August 13, 2019
"Do I do the right thing and put myself in danger?" A24 has debuted the first trailer for an indie war drama titled The Kill Team, the narrative feature directorial debut of filmmaker Dan Krauss (who also directed the documentary 5B this year). This is based on the same events that inspired his own 2013 documentary also titled The Kill Team, about a young American soldier in Afghanistan is disturbed by his commanding officer's behavior and is faced with a moral dilemma. Described as "an urgent and explosive recounting of one of the darkest incidents in the not-so-distant history of American military exploits." Nat Wolff co-stars with Alexander Skarsgård, plus Adam Long, Jonathan Whitesell, Brian Marc, Osy Ikhile, Rob Morrow, Anna Francolini, and Oliver Ritchie. It's intriguing to see a film addressing the darker side of the American military, and how they often crossed the line in Afghanistan. This looks better than expected.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Dan Krauss' The Kill Team, direct from A24's YouTube:
When Andrew Briggman (Nat Wolff), a young soldier deployed during the US invasion of Afghanistan, witnesses other recruits killing innocent civilians under the direction of a sadistic leader, Sergeant Deeks (Alexander Skarsgård), he considers reporting them to higher-ups — but the heavily-armed, increasingly violent platoon becomes suspicious that someone in their ranks has turned on them, and Andrew begins to fear that he’ll be the next target. The Kill Team is both written & directed by American filmmaker Dan Krauss, making his narrative feature directorial debut after directing a few docs previously (including 5B this year) and extensive work as a camera operator / cinematographer. It's is based on his own documentary also titled The Kill Team (2013). This premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. A24 will debut Krauss' The Kill Team in select US theaters + on VOD starting October 25th this fall. Anyone interested?
Meh, nothing about this made me wanna watch it. And I don't like Alexander Skarsgård, he's just not a very good actor.
Efterklang on Aug 13, 2019
From the premise alone it seems like that Vietnam War film with Michael J. Fox and Sean Penn, of which I forget the title.
Sergio R. on Aug 13, 2019
Casualties of War...but the two films premises are nothing alike. The critical look at the war(s), the soldiers, and some of the awful things they did might be similar though. All of it true, by the way.
thespiritbo on Aug 13, 2019
It looks like the time has come to see more about lives of innoncents and about the nonsense of another imperialist war ... But I'm not sure if likes like this one can beat the films about the Vientam. Those were much braver in almost every aspect ...
shiboleth on Aug 13, 2019
Just another bunch of liberal Hollywood elites trying to make the military look bad - so typical.
Jodi G on Aug 13, 2019
...lol...oh no...not a trump chump right wing nut job commenting here. Please say it ain't so...lol...
thespiritbo on Aug 13, 2019
Don't mess with the NRA members Bo. They snore black powder. Very explosive people. ;D
tarek on Aug 14, 2019
...lol...thanks for the warning, tarek. I'm sure you meant to type 'snort' black powder rather that 'snore'...right?...lol...
thespiritbo on Aug 14, 2019
No Trump chump here just someone who served 21 years in the military and knows how much Hollyweird likes to portray the military as inept. I seriously doubt you know anything about NRA members Bo. BTW, have you watched the news lately? Libtards are the explosive people.
Jodi G on Aug 15, 2019
I'm gonna pass on communicating with the likes of you as you guys are all the same in you hatred and distorted perceptions of 'liberals'. I will say I was a Drill Sgt. in the Army and that enabled me to view the military from the inside..and I saw a lot that was inept. It seems right wing nut jobs delude themselves from facts and the truth and live in a dream world and fantasy world that's infantile and just plain false and phony. Ah...see? I got hooked into responding to you. Now I shall block you so I won't be notified of your posts and won't have to read them. No sense in exposing my self to brain dead zombies who Trump has programmed to hate Hollywood and liberals.
thespiritbo on Aug 16, 2019
Another "based on a true story" war film trying to be the "Full Metal Jacket" of our time. Subject matter is hard to watch/stomach, but might be worth a look.
THE_RAW_ on Aug 14, 2019
It's the angry boys.
DAVIDPD on Aug 14, 2019
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