From Netflix and director Cary Fukunaga (True Detective), comes the upcoming film Beasts of No Nation based on the novel from Uzodinma Iweala. Due for release both on the streaming service and limited theatrically on October 16th, the movie stars Idris Elba and Abraham Attah.
The Novel synopsis is as 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.
In a powerful, strikingly original voice that vividly captures Agu’s youth and confusion, Uzodinma Iweala has produced a harrowing, inventive, and deeply affecting novel.