Teenage actor Abraham Attah who after playing lead role alongside Idris Elba in the movie “Beasts of No Nation” gained international prominence has cautioned movie producers in Ghana not to approach him with movie roles if they do not intend to make the film available on international platforms like Netflix.
In a recent interview with Abeiku Santana on UTV’s Popular talk show “Atuu”, the young actor was asked if he had any plans of featuring in any local Ghanaian movies (Ghallywood & Kumawood), the “Beast of No Nation” actor answered that there will be no hesitation to star in such movies but that will only be if that particular movie will be available on Netflix.
“I haven’t gotten any script from any Ghanaian director but should they need my services to feature in a local movie, that movie should have a future and should be on an international platform like Netflix. I have a manager in Ghana and in USA who send me scripts if only the movie is good,” Abraham Attah said.
The promising Ghanaian actor also disclosed that because most Ghanaian movies are not featured on Netflix [Subscription-based streaming services where movies are stored for online streaming of a film library], they have no future.
“If the script is sent to me and it has a future I will feature in it,” he said.
The award-winning actor has featured in Hollywood movies like “Beast of No Nation”, “Spiderman Homecoming” and “Out Of The Village” which can all be found on Netflix, so using Netflix as a yardstick to decide on the kind of movies he will wish to star in is not shocking.
By: Susan Amoako Agyemang