The upcoming Netflix film Beasts of No Nation starring Golden Globe® winner Idris Elba (Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom) had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, and also has an official poster.
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Beasts of No Nation is based on the highly acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, bringing to life the gripping tale of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an African country. Newcomer Abraham Attah gives a stunning portrayal of Agu, while Elba dominates the screen in the role of Commandant, a warlord who takes in Agu and instructs him in the ways of war.
Written and directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre), the powerful film is also set to screen at the Telluride Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, and London Film Festival and will be released on Oct. 16, 2015 on Netflix and at Landmark theatres in the U.S.
The film is produced by Amy Kaufman and Cary Fukunaga (who previously worked together on Sin Nombre), Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker and Dan Crown for Red Crown Productions, along with Elba. Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King are executive producers for Participant Media; Donna Gigliotti is executive producer for Levantine Films; Elizabeth Koch and Kristina Kendall are executive producers for New Balloon; and Bill Benenson, Laura Bickford and Todd Courtney are also executive producers.
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