Netflix's The Beasts of No Nation (Idris Elba)

I’m halfway through the excellent and mindblowing historical series, ‘Narcos’…tracing the rise of Colombian coke emperor Pablo Escobar…and already adding another Netflix production to my must-watch list.

Upcoming Netflix Original, ‘The Beasts of No Nation’, follows the path of a young boy who is forced to become a child soldier in an African civil war. While the subject alone is reason enough to pay attention, the production also pairs Idris Elba (whose James Bond struggle, I already wrote about at length) with director Cary Fukunaga (who made ‘Fight Girl’, and the critically-acclaimed first season of ‘True Detective’). Apparently, Elba almost fell off a cliff and Fukunaga caught malaria during filming.
I’m almost scared to watch this film when it is released in October, because if it’s even a tiny peek at the horrors of Africa’s wars and genocides…then it will still be completely heartbreaking.

Watch the trailer of ‘Beasts of No Nation’, after the jump

Beasts of No Nation screengrabs

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By the way…if you’re not already watching ‘Narcos’…I highly recommend it. After loving other Netflix series like ‘Peaky Blinders’ (scary Irish gangsters with strong morals), ‘The Fall’ (horny homicide detective chases a serial killer), and obviously ‘House of Cards’. I was not loving ‘Marco Polo’ (Genghis Khan spends too much time in orgies). But I’m fully on board with ‘Narcos’, and it’s even been renewed for a second season. Here’s the trailer if you’re not sold yet.

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