First Trailer and Poster released for The Kill Team


Filmmaker Dan Krauss, who is also a cinematographer joins the ranks of a few select directors this year in directing a version of a movie they’ve already made. Krauss directed the award-winning documentary “The Kill Team” in 2013. We reviewed it positively and everything. Now, he’s made the dramatic version of this story for A24 starring actors like Alexander Skarsgård and Natt Wolff. The film made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year and now it finally has a trailer.

“The Kill Team” centers on a young American soldier in Afghanistan who is disturbed by his commanding officer’s behavior and is faced with a moral dilemma. Here’s the official synopsis:

When Andrew Briggman (Nat Wolff), a young soldier in 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.

From writer-director Dan Krauss, and based on the same events that inspired his award-winning 2013 documentary of the same name, The Kill Team is an urgent and explosive recounting of one of the darkest incidents in the not-so-distant history of American military exploits.

“The Kill Team” stars Nat Wolff, Adam Long, Jonathan Whitesell, Brian “Sene” Marc, Osy Ikhile, Anna Francolini, Rob Morrow and Alexander Skarsgård.A24 has not dated the film yet, but the trailer says “Coming Soon,” so we should expect a date later this fall.