Beasts of No Nation: True Detective director debuts trailer

  • PTI, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Aug 01, 2015 15:11 IST
Idris Elba stars in Cary Joji Fukunaga's Beasts of no Nation. (Netflix)

The heartbreaking story of a child soldier comes to Netflix in the teaser for True Detective director Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation.

Idris Elba stars as the charismatic and brutal leader of an African child army, who wages a campaign of terror on a local government, reported Rolling Stone magazine.

Beasts of No Nation is told through the eyes of a young boy named Agu (Abraham Attah), who is drafted into the militia when his parents are murdered.

Watch the trailer here

Fukunaga shot the feature film on location in Eastern Ghana last summer as part of a global deal with Netflix.

Netflix marks its official foray into feature filmmaking with the debut of Beasts of No Nation on October 16.

The war drama will also have a limited cinema release in the US through distributor Bleecker Street to allow Elba, and the film to be in contention for the Oscars.

Beasts of No Nation is an adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala's 2005 novel, and boasts a score by former Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Cliff Martinez.

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