Netflix Sets Date for ‘True Detective’ Director’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’

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The film will hit 19 theaters and Netflix worldwide this October.


Netflix released the trailer for its upcoming original film Beasts of No Nation, based on highly-acclaimed novel of the same name. In the director’s chair and penning the script is former True Detective director and Emmy winner Cary Fukunaga (that one-shot, though). Leading the film is Idris Elba, portraying a warlord named Commandant, and newcomer Abraham Attah, playing Agu — a child soldier taken under Commandant’s wing.

Beasts of No Nation is set to release on Netflix worldwide alongside a theatrical release across 19 chosen Landmark theaters. If you live in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Detroit, Philadelphia, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco, Boston, Baltimore, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, San Diego and/or St. Louis., you’re in luck, as these cities are markets for Landmark theaters. If not, you may abide by the decade old philosophy of, “I’ll catch it on Netflix.”

Albeit brief, the trailer presents the viewer with what will be a story about a boy forced to make a horrible choice. “Agu, you are going to kill this man,” says Elba’s Commandant to the young boy. The reasoning behind this is the man facing death is responsible for the killing of Agu’s family. We see Agu, holding a machete above his family’s presumed killer, contemplate his decision as he’s demanded to “chop him.” The trailer ends before the viscera, leaving us with the film’s title.

Expect to catch Beasts of No Nation in theaters and on Netflix Oct. 16, 2015.

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Via: TheWrap
Source(s): Netflix [YouTube]
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