First Teaser Trailer For Beasts Of No Nation Idris Elba stars in the dark Netflix filmAmong the first of Netflix’s big moves into becoming a film distributor is its acquisition of Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts Of No Nation, which stars Idris Elba. On the heels of its inclusion in both the Toronto and Venice film festivals comes this first teaser trailer. Beasts, which adapts author Uzodinma Iweala’s novel, finds a young man named Agu (Abraham Attah) abducted from his home and pressed into service as a child soldier. Elba is playing the Commandant, a warlord who mentors Agu during his training.