Idris Elba Stars in Netflix Original ‘Beast of No Nation’

Idris Elba Beast of No Nations

Netflix  has released the first trailer for its original film Beasts of No Nation, starring Golden Globe-winning actor Idris Elba.

The film follows Agu (Abraham Abebrese) a young West African boy is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transform into a child soldier after the civil war tears his family apart.

Elba’s character in the film is Commandant, the man in charge of the unit.

Cary Joji Fukunaga, the director behind the first season of True Detective, wrote and directed the adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s novel of the same name.

Beasts of No Nation premieres on Netflix and in select theaters on Oct. 16.

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Watch the trailer below!

(Photo Credit: Netflix)