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Watch the Thrilling Official Trailer for “Beasts of No Nation” starring Idris Elba



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We can’t wait to watch this!

In July we announced that the Netflix original movie – “Beasts of No Nation” starring Idris Elba and young actor, Abraham Attah, will be coming to you this October with a sneak peek. Now, we have the official trailer and it is thrilling.

Uzodinma Iweala‘s novel, and directed by Cary Fukunaga, the adaptation is about a young West African boy – Agu – who has been forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters as Civil War brings about the death of his parents. He is captured by a warlord Commandant, played by Elba, who then trains Agu to become a ruthless killer.

The movie is set to debut on Netflix and 19 Landmark Theatres on Friday 16th October 2015. This role makes Idris eligible for Oscar nominations – we hope he wins for his stellar performance. Let us know what you think.

Watch the trailer below:


  1. lotusflower

    September 6, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    You hope he wins for his stellar performance?
    The movie hasn’t been released, just the 2 min trailer.

    • fabulicious

      September 6, 2015 at 5:28 pm

      Hahahahahahaha. As in ehhhhh lotusflower, Bella Naija’s hyping should be listed as a sin abeg.

    • ATL's finest

      September 6, 2015 at 6:54 pm

      Lol ok.. Well let’s see what Netflix has got to offer but before then, BN need to take a chill pill.

    • ElessarisEllendil

      September 7, 2015 at 12:23 am

      Also “That’s racist”.

    • Bella's Right

      September 8, 2015 at 11:05 am

      To be fair, bella naija’s hype is also shared by the economist who think so too:

    • The Kinkster

      September 6, 2015 at 5:56 pm

      LOL! I tire oh!! These BN writers are dizzy!

  2. Tina

    September 6, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Too violent

  3. kayyy

    September 6, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    bellanaija his name is Abraham Attah not Attoh!!!

  4. CurvesAndEdges

    September 6, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    The movie makes him eligible for an Oscar nomination? It appears BN is privy to some information that the rest of the world doesn’t know yet…..

  5. CJay

    September 6, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    BN, please it’s Abraham ATTAH not Attoh, thnx!

  6. MyCollege Nigeria

    September 6, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Hyping or no Hyping………this movie is something to watch oooooo and I believe he will win an award for it

  7. Author Unknown

    September 6, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Daniel Craig would have been better as the warlord commandant.

    • yinda

      September 6, 2015 at 8:55 pm

      Daniel Craig!!! Like really???

    • RichyGame

      September 6, 2015 at 11:36 pm

      I’m guessing [Author Unknown @ 7.31] was trying to be funny with the Bond writer saying Idris was ‘too street’ to play a black Bond! Meanwhile, BN may have previewed the full length movie with this their ‘stellar performance’ thingy; who knows, dem leg fit don long reach Netflix’s headquarters. Their House of Cards S3 was annoying by the way.

      Going by this trailer, it feels like the same ol’ ish to me tho’, that is, an African guerrilla terror-peddler… The kind of thing Western media like to portray about Africa.

    • Annalise Keating

      September 7, 2015 at 8:31 am

      I see what you did there.

  8. Abby

    September 6, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Correction Please…. Its Abraham Attah not Attoh. Thanks.

  9. MsAshanti

    September 6, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    Idris Elba, young actor Abraham Attah and Ama K Abebrese, you are making Ghana proud with your performance. Can’t wait to watch the full movie

  10. MsAshanti

    September 6, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    The boys name is Abraham ATTAH and not Attoh.

  11. Adewale

    September 6, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Bella Naija, you Na don see the full movie

  12. Tincan

    September 6, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Definitely won’t be watching this. Can’t deal with the trauma, fact or fiction. By the way what happened to that evil guy Kony? It looks convincing though.

  13. Grace

    September 6, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Bella naija loves Idri die!

  14. x-factor

    September 6, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Hey guys…the trailer says the name of thw boy is Attah and not Attoh….weldone

  15. lmao

    September 7, 2015 at 12:23 am

    bella naijawriters r realy dizzy lmaooooooooo bhet netflix dey naija????

  16. ElessarisEllendil

    September 7, 2015 at 12:25 am

    An Oscar nomination??? Idris Elba is merely playing Luther with a different accent. Let’s keep our fingers crossed though.

  17. Essy

    September 7, 2015 at 2:20 am

    Why can’t Hollywood release a film about Africa without bloodshed or violence? A film that shows all the facets/sides of Africa? #dangerofasinglestory #culturalappropriation

    • Ii

      September 7, 2015 at 7:51 am

      Hi. Hollywood didn’t write it. Okonjo Iweala’s son, Uzodinma Iweala wrote the book. It was adapted for film.

  18. similicious

    September 7, 2015 at 8:07 am

    its so weird that Idris Elba’s acting chops are constantly ignored. He shined in Long Walk to Freedom. Let’s learn to support our own. Netflix has proved time and again that they are a network to beat with its originality and authenticity and Beasts of No Nation would not be different.

  19. Annalise Keating

    September 7, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Chimamanda Adichie, Uzodinma Iweala. Nigerians been slaying since.. I don’t care if they had more privilege or not. Slay na slay. Some of you saying BN is overhyping will be the first to famz if this film wins an award.
    It’s a good thing we’re finally telling our own stories and that’s a good start to me.

  20. NII

    September 7, 2015 at 11:26 am

    I SPOTTED AMA K. ABEBERESE in the trailer.

  21. purplerain

    September 7, 2015 at 11:34 am

    a must watch. ps many would have seen the full film.

  22. PJ

    September 9, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    L’enfant soldat!!

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