'The Kill Team': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and all you need to know about the war film based on shocking real-life events

Dan Krauss' latest film is a fictional portrayal of the real-life events that led to the unwarranted killing of civilians by the US Army in Afghanistan

                            'The Kill Team': Release date, plot, cast, trailer, and all you need to know about the war film based on shocking real-life events

In 2010, a group of US Army soldiers were involved in ambush and murder of three Afghan civilians. A documentary film ‘The Kill Team’ was made in 2013 to shed light on the incident.

The current docudrama, slated to release this October, does a fictional take on the real-life events while staying true to the shocking facts.

Release Date

The film celebrated its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 27, 2019. ‘The Kill Team’ will hit theaters and can be streamed on A24 starting October 25, 2019.


Sergeant Deeks of the US Army is an officer with questionable morals. While based in Afghanistan with his platoon, he takes his own calls and plans to randomly shoot at civilians. Private Andrew Briggman, a soldier under Deeks, finds it difficult to go ahead with the decision, resulting in conflict. On one hand, he has his orders from his commanding officer to follow, on the other, is his morality and integrity. With the violent circumstances that follow, Briggman realizes how much danger he is in.


A24's 'The Kill Team' is based on real-life events that took place in Afghanistan in 2011. (IMDb)

‘The Kill Team’ stars Alexander Skarsgård as Sgt. Deeks. Skarsgard shot to fame with his performance in the hit TV series 'True Blood' followed by 'The Legend of Tarzan', 'Big Little Lies', to name a few.

Other actors co-starring in 'The Kill Team' are Nat Wolff, Adam Long, Jonathan Whitesell, Brian Marc, Osy Ikhile, Anna Francolini, and Rob Morrow. 


‘The Kill Team’ is written and directed by Dan Krauss who also created the original documentary on which the movie is based.

Krauss is majorly a documentary movie and series director, known for his work on 'Extremis' (2016) and 'The Kill Team—Documentary' (2013). The movie is produced by Temple Hill Entertainment, with Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey serving as producers.


Dan Krauss highlights the truth about war crimes

In his upcoming production ‘The Kill Team’, documentary filmmaker Dan Krauss fictionalizes the illegal shooting of Afghani civilians that were allegedly carried out by a group of rogue US soldiers in 2011.


If you have already seen the 2013 documentary, you cannot miss the film adaptation.


Where to watch

‘The Kill Team’ will stream on A24 on October 25.

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