Idris Elba is featuring in the film Beast of No Nation, an adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s bestselling novel. The film is being put together by Red Crown Productions.
Beast of No Nation is the story of a young boy, Agu caught up in a civil war and is forced to join the military. He is sentenced to death for the disappearance of his father, mother and sister. His friendship with strika, his waywardness and hardship thereafter are being captured in the film.
Elba will play two roles, lead and producer. Beasts Of No Nation was packaged by WME Global,
“We fell in love with Iweala’s powerful narrative and Idris and Cary are a tremendous pairing,” said Red Crown Productions partner Lundberg. While Fukunaga says the project has been in the making in the last seven years . “So I’m excited to start shooting this — and with Idris Elba as lead —would be me trying to play it cool”, he said.