The first trailer for the next feature film from director Cary Fukunaga was revealed on Thursday as Netflix offered the first look at Beasts of No Nation. The film is set to debut in theaters and on the streaming service.
Starring Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation centers on a young African boy who is forced to become a child soldier in a rebel army, after his parents are killed, which is led by a brutal commandant played by Elba. The child is played by newcomer Abraham Attah.
Fukunaga caught everyone’s attention with True Detective, which he directed for every episode of the first season, but he has also debuted strong films such as Sin Nombre and Jane Eyre prior to this and it looks like he returns with a project that he has been wanting to make for awhile. It also features Elba, who has been doing great work recently in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and The Wire so surely he will be considered in awards season as this performance looks to be crucial to the film.
Beasts of No Nation is set to open in select theaters and will be streaming on Netflix on October 16 following showings at the Venice Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival.