BEASTS OF NO NATION is an upcoming war drama film directed and written by Cary Fukunaga (HBO’s True Detective, Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre), based on the 2005 acclaimed novel by Nigerian-American author Uzodinma Iweala. The film stars Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Ama K. Abebrese, Grace Nortey, David Dontoh, and Opeyemi Fagbohungbe. It has been selected to be screened in the main competition section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, and set to be shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.
When civil war tears his family apart, a young West African boy is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transform into a child soldier, in a rebel army led by a brutal commandant (Elba).
- via Netflix