Idris Elba Sets Emotions High in 'Beasts of No Nation'

Beasts of No Nation
Idris Elba in “Beasts of No Nation”

In an emotional scene from “Beasts of No Nation,” an African child soldier is instructed to kill a captured man supposedly responsible for the murder of his family.

Set amid a civil war in an unidentified African country, Idris Elba plays a warlord who takes the orphaned youngster, played by Abraham Attah, as his protégé.

The Netflix original film’s trailer was released Thursday ahead of its Oct. 16 debut on the streaming services and simultaneous roll out at select Landmark Theatres in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Indianapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, and San Diego.

The drama is based on Uzodinma Iweala’s 2005 novel of the same name and will debut at the Venice Film Festival and will be featured at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Watch the trailer below.