First Look: Cary Fukunaga's 'Beasts of No Nation' Starring Idris Elba

June 27, 2014
Source: Deadline

Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation

Whoa - do not mess with this guy. A first look photo for the new film from "True Detective" director Cary Fukunaga has been unveiled, showing Idris Elba in full regalia as a tough-looking commander of a West African unit of guerrilla fighters. The film is titled Beasts of No Nation is an adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala's novel of the same name, following a young boy who is taken from his home and raised by this gang of guerrilla fighters. From the sounds of it, they're planning to tell an "inside" story of what it's like in these groups, how one boy can be raised to be so violent and disillusioned. I definitely want to see more from this.

Here's the official first look photo from Deadline for Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation, starring Idris:

Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation

Adapted from Uzodinma Iweala's novel, the story follows "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, 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." Beasts of No Nation is written & directed by filmmaker Cary Fukunaga, who has made quite an impact directing Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre and "True Detective". The film has no release date yet, but we expect to hear more soon.

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Reader Feedback - 6 Comments


True Detective was brilliantly directed, and Idris Elba is always I'm quite interested in this based on Fukunaga and Elba's presence alone.

Chris Groves on Jun 27, 2014



Xerxexx on Jun 27, 2014


I can't wait to see this! Cary also did the remarkable and very underrated "Sin Nombre", so I'm in!

Rage72 on Jun 27, 2014


So hyped for Fukunaga's next piece. This will be fantastic.

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