Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Red Crown Productions has released the first image of Idris Elba in Cary Fukunaga’s upcoming film, Beasts of No Nation. The project is based on Uzodinma Iweala’s  bestselling novel of the same name and has been seven years in the making.

As previously reported, the story follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who, when civil war engulfs his West African country is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters.  Not only must Agu face the death of his father and disappearance of his mother and sister, but 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.  Elba will play the lead role of Commander and will also serve as the film’s producer.

Next up for Idris is the psychotic thriller, No Good Deed  starring Taraji P. Henson.

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Photo Credit: Deadline.com/Jac Cheairs

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