Idris Elba on set in Ghana for the screenplay adaptation of “Beast of No Nation” by Uzodinma Iweala.
Directed by Cary Fukunaga( same director for HBO’s True Detective and future director of “The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, And The Real Count of Monte Cristo”)
The story follows the journey of Agu, a young boy in an unnamed West African country who is recruited into a unit of guerrilla fighters as civil war engulfs his country. Not only must he face the harsh realities of the death of his father and disappearance of his mother and sister,he must also join a life of violence and brutality.
Agu befriends a mute boy named Strika and together they face the crimes and hardships of war which includes violence,bloodshed and a very dangerous commander.
Other cast members include Award winning Ghanaian Actress Ama K. Abebrese, Grace Nortey and Opeyemi Fagbohungbe.
The movie is set to be released in 2015
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