Watch Idris Elba Turn a Boy into a Soldier in First 'Beasts of No Nation' Trailer

July 30, 2015

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With True Detective season one's Emmy-winner director Cary Fukunaga at the helm and the always enjoyable Idris Elba in a leading role, Beasts of No Nation is certainly one to watch this awards season. And with a story that concerns a boy having his humanity stripped away to become a child soldier in an African warlord's (Elba) army, it is also one that will be incredibly rough to watch this awards season. Here's the first teaser to confirm both these points:

The film is Netflix's first original distribution--a showing of respectability before relaxing into the athletic shorts of four original Adam Sandler comedies. Netflix is putting it in select theaters (to qualify it for the Academy Awards) and on its streaming service October 16.

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