Here’s a first official look at Actor Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation, the upcoming war drama movie directed by Cary Fukunaga based on the novel of the same name written by Uzodinma Iweala:
“Agu, a young boy in an unnamed West African nation, is recruited into a unit of guerrilla fighters as civil war engulfs his country. Haunted by his father’s own death at the hands of militants, which he fled just before witnessing, Agu is vulnerable to the dangerous yet paternal nature of his new commander. While the war rages on, Agu becomes increasingly divorced from the life he had known before the conflict started — a life of school friends, church services, and time with his family still intact. As he vividly recalls these sunnier times, his daily reality spins further downward into inexplicable brutality, primal fear, and loss of selfhood. His relationship with his commander deepens even as it darkens, and his camaraderie with a fellow soldier lends a deceptive sense of normalcy to his experience.”
Idris Elba plays the role of the commander. They’re currently filming in Ghana in Africa. The country depicted in the film isn’t named and it can’t be Ghana, but it definitely reminds of what happened in Liberia…
The film has yet to get an official release date. It will probably hit theaters sometime in 2015.