Sunday, 25 August 2013

Idris Elba to star in an adaptation of Uzo Iweala's Beast of No Nation

Uzodinma Iweala is the son of Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. His first novel, Beast Of No Nation, is being made into a film staring Hollywood actor Idris Elba. See press release below...
Red Crown Productions has set Idris Elba to star and Cary Fukunaga to direct Beasts of No Nation, an adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s bestselling novel.
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 he will serve in a producing capacity as well.

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