EXCLUSIVE: Barkhad Abdi, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar in 2014 for his role in Captain Phillips opposite Tom Hanks and uttered the catchphrase “I’m the Captain now,” has re-emerged in the short film The Wolf Who Cried Boy. The story is about the battle of wills that ensues when a streetwise teenager trespasses on a dangerous scrapper’s territory.
The film was co-directed and co-written by Luke Jaden and Cort Johns and produced by Frank Capra III, Anthony Garth, Michael Angelo Zervos, Phil Wurtzel, Andrew Ford and Ele Bardha. It also stars Dwight Henry (Beasts of the Southern Wild) with a wonderful performance by newcomer Torrey Wigfield. Peter Carey also co-stars. Abdi next stars in Where the White Man Run Away with Al Pacino and Melanie Griffith. Upcoming he is in two very different films: Eye in the Sky with Helen Mirren, the late Alan Rickman and Aaron Paul and The Brothers Grimsby with Sacha Baron Cohen. Deadline is giving you the first look at The Wolf Who Cried Boy. Take a look and tell us what you think.