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Idris Elba is a Ruthless Commandant in New Movie – “Beasts of No Nation” | Based on Uzodinma Iweala’s 2005 Novel



Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation - BellaNaija - July2015

Come October 16th 2015, we will get to see Idris Elba star alongside young actor Abraham Attah and more, in the chilling new movie – “Beasts of No Nation“, based off a novel by Nigerian author, Uzodinma Iweala. The book was originally published in 2005, named after Fela Kuti‘s same-title 1989 album, and has gotten critical acclaim in literary circles.

Beasts of No Nation by Uzodinma Iweala - BellaNaija - July2015

Netflix has released a teaser of the anticipated series, and we are excited to see it come to life on our TV screens.

The series is a tale of Agu (Abraham Attah), a child soldier who was torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an African country. He becomes the Charge of Idris Elba who plays a ruthless Commandant training young Agu to kill and learn the ways of war.

The series is produced by Amy Kaufman and Fukunga, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riya Marker and Dan Crown for Red Crown Productions, and Idris Elba.

“Beasts of No Nation” will debut simultaneously on Netflix and in 19 Landmark Theatres on October 16th.

Watch the teaser below

Who’s excited?

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  1. N. M.

    July 31, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I as very excited, I can’t wait to see this.

  2. keeks

    July 31, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Wow. that is all i can say

  3. Mocha

    July 31, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    Super excited for this one!

  4. ibaf

    July 31, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Bravo. It was partly inspired by Nigerian civil war & d novel was by Okonjo Iweala’s Harvard trained son. Hope dey would show it in Nigerian cinemas.

  5. O

    July 31, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I guess I know what I’m doing on the 16th of October 🙂

    • O

      July 31, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      Luther can’t come back soon enough.

  6. rocky

    August 1, 2015 at 12:17 am

    i love this man…. i guess i will love the movie too

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