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Review: Beasts of No Nation (TIFF 2015) PLOT: After his family is slaughtered in the chaos of a West African civil war, a young boy named Agu (Abraham Attah) falls under the sway of a mercenary leader known only as The Commandant (Idris Elba) and becomes a child soldier. REVIEW: By choosing Cary Fukunaga's BEASTS OF NO NATION as the first Netflix original film, the streaming service is making a bold statement about the kind of work... Read More...

Watch: Full-Length Trailer for Cary Fukunaga's 'Beasts of No Nation' "I will always protect you because you are my son…" Netflix is ready to rumble. The digital distributor has debuted a new trailer for Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation, their first ever original feature film release. The film is premiering at the Venice and Telluride Film Festivals this week, so be on the lookout for early reviews and feedback. In the meantime, this full-length trailer gets into the very intense story about a boy named Agu, played by newcomer Abraham Attah, who gets recruited into a unit of guerilla fighters led by Idris Elba.

'Beasts of No Nation' Trailer: Idris Elba and Netflix Head Into Awards Season Netflix may have an Oscar contender on its hands. Continue reading…

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.

Idris Elba's Beasts Of No Nation Arriving On Netflix In October As the streaming service announces its film premiere datesNetflix has slowly but surely making inroads in the original content world, first with drama and comedy series and the likes of Daredevil, and now movies. The company has announced launch dates for several of its films, with Idris Elba and director Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts Of No Nation leading off.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.

Issues based drama, lamed brained comedy, arthouse martial arts, and nostalgia fuelled sequel — Netflix's upcoming slate of original programming has something for everyone, and the streaming company has now set hard release dates for their upcoming feature efforts.  With a TIFF premiere already being eyed, Netflix is going hard into the awards season with Cary Fukunaga's "Beasts Of No Nation" starring Idris Elba, opening the movie in limited release via Bleecker Street and on their service, on October 16th. The adaptation of the novel by Uzodinma Iweala foll

Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson At some point earlier this week Screen Gems, the low-budget genre arm of Sony Pictures, sent out an email saying that press screenings for their upcoming home invasion thriller "No Good Deed" had been shuttered because the twist ending was so seismic that they didn't want members of the press seeing it early and then spilling the beans.

Weekend Box Office Wrap Up: September 14th, 2014 The box office saw some life this weekend while Marvel’s Guardians hit a new milestone. In at number 1 is No Good Deed (read our review) with $24. 5 million. Clearly, audiences were looking for something new and this Idris Elba thriller fit the bill nicely. The film opened strong on Friday and was able to hold on throughout the weekend. Dolphin Tale 2 is the number 2 film this weekend with $16.5 million. The sequel’s numbers were slightly off of its predecessor’s, which opened with $19 million in September 2011.

Review: 'No Good Deed' Starring Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson At some point earlier this week Screen Gems, the low-budget genre arm of Sony Pictures, sent out an email saying that press screenings for their upcoming home invasion thriller "No Good Deed" had been shuttered because the twist ending was so seismic that they didn't want members of the press seeing it early and then spilling the beans.

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