First Look at Idris Elba in Cary Fukunaga’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’


Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation
Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation
Photo: Focus Features

We still don’t know for sure when Cary Fukunaga‘s Beasts of No Nation will hit theaters, whether it will be 2014 or who will release it (Focus Features was once said to be distributing) or if it will be held for 2015, most likely planning a Cannes premiere. However, I think it’s safe to say taking advantage of the love Fukunaga is currently feeling after his work on HBO’s “True Detective“, it would seem best to strike while the iron is hot.

[amz asin=”B000UVBT04″ size=”small”]Today we get a first look at his latest, which stars Idris Elba in the drama based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala telling the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Elba stars as Commandant, leader of the guerrilla group Agu is forced to join when civil war tears his family apart and militants kill his father.

Interesting enough, that’s really all we know. To my knowledge we don’t know any other members of the film’s cast. [Deadline]

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