CALIFORNIA – American filmmaker and entrepreneur George Lucas today signed Ghanaian teen actor, Abraham Attah for 5 years. The actor is expected earn approximately 10 million dollars over the period.
He made his feature film debut in Beasts of No Nation (2015). For his leading role of child soldier Agu, Attah was awarded the Marcello Mastroianni’s Best Young Actor Award at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival.
In November 2015, he joined the ensemble cast of Shane Carruth’s third film, The Modern Ocean. He also joined the cast of the upcoming Marvel film Spider-Man: Homecoming. He is expected to feature in the next Star Wars trilogy.
George Lucas is arguably the film industry’s most financially successful filmmaker in history. Despite being nominated for four Oscars and never winning, Lucas’ films have stood the test of time. He is most famous for revolutionizing the sci-fi film with his immensely popular Star Wars trilogy, and then for adding to that success with the hugely successful Indiana Jones franchise.
Those two franchises are some of the most endearing in film history, and they’ve given him incredible success. He’s executive-produced every movie and video game associated with Star Wars (including Episodes I through III, and the upcoming episodes VII through IX) and Indiana Jones.
Besides his flagship franchises, Lucas has produced other successful films, such as Willow, The Land Before Time, Labyrinth, and more.
According to Forbes Magazine, the deal makes the teen actor the richest teenager in Ghana.