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06.27.2014

While TRUE DETECTIVE fans fervently await the upcoming second season of the acclaimed HBO anthology series, they also can look forward to following the projects from their new favorite writer and director, Nic Pizzolatto and Cary Fukunaga. While Pizzolatto is assembling season 2 of the show, Fukunaga has moved on to other projects like an adaptation of Stephen King's IT. But, before that happens, he made a movie called BEASTS OF NO NATION starring Idris Elba.

Based on a novel by Uzodinma Iweala, BEASTS OF NO NATION was adapted by Fukunaga himself and currently has no release date. But, as you can tell from the synopsis of the book, it is a very timely story with the events currently happening across Africa.

The novel follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in an unnamed West African country. While Agu fears his commander and many of the men around him, his fledgling childhood has been brutally shattered by the war raging through his country, and he is at first torn between conflicting revulsion and fascination with the mechanics of war. Iweala does not shy away from explicit, visceral detail, and paints a complex, difficult picture of Agu as a child soldier.

Many have said that Idris Elba is an overrated actor and naming him for every single movie role has kind of become a recurring joke on the Internet. But, Elba is still a damn good actor, in my opinion, and can be in almost any film regardless of genre. He was good in MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM even though the film itself was fairly heavy-handed.

It is hard to judge from just one image, but that is one damn intense image. I am instantly intrigued by the talent in front and behind the camera on this one, so I will definitely be keeping an eye on BEASTS OF NO NATION for it's eventual release.

Source: Deadline

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6:30PM on 07/01/2014
lol....Elba overrated?

He either plays bit parts or they kill off his character. He has yet to actually have a role to dig his teeth in.

This movie looks and sounds like it might just be something to further showcase his talents.
lol....Elba overrated?

He either plays bit parts or they kill off his character. He has yet to actually have a role to dig his teeth in.

This movie looks and sounds like it might just be something to further showcase his talents.
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12:06PM on 06/30/2014

Wait a minute, are you sure that is Africa?

Wait a minute, are you sure that is Africa?
Wait a minute, are you sure that is Africa?
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8:46PM on 06/29/2014

Who's saying that Idris Elba is overrated?

In what universe is Idris Elba not a brilliant actor? The fact that everyone suggests him for various roles doesn't mean he's overrated. It means he's got range.
In what universe is Idris Elba not a brilliant actor? The fact that everyone suggests him for various roles doesn't mean he's overrated. It means he's got range.
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7:03PM on 06/27/2014
Eh, whatever. I could care less about Idris Elbow. I am very curious to see what Fukunaga can do with Pennywise though. True Detective was astounding.
Eh, whatever. I could care less about Idris Elbow. I am very curious to see what Fukunaga can do with Pennywise though. True Detective was astounding.
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9:27PM on 06/27/2014
Idris Elbow? I'm guessing an auto correct. Lol.
Idris Elbow? I'm guessing an auto correct. Lol.
11:14AM on 06/28/2014
If they can't bring Tin Currey back as Penny wise, my vote goes to McConaughey.
If they can't bring Tin Currey back as Penny wise, my vote goes to McConaughey.
4:27PM on 06/27/2014

leading man

I dont think elba makes for a very goid leading man hero, he is a badass vilian! he is pretty bad in pacific rim and although he is one of the best thing about promethious he aint the leading man. Now if anyone has watched luther or even the wire to.an extent they know Elba can do twisted and almost evil like the best of them! these seems like a role he was made to play.
I dont think elba makes for a very goid leading man hero, he is a badass vilian! he is pretty bad in pacific rim and although he is one of the best thing about promethious he aint the leading man. Now if anyone has watched luther or even the wire to.an extent they know Elba can do twisted and almost evil like the best of them! these seems like a role he was made to play.
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4:22PM on 06/27/2014
"many people have said Idiris Elba is an overrated actor"?
Those people should shoot themselves.
"many people have said Idiris Elba is an overrated actor"?
Those people should shoot themselves.
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4:55PM on 06/27/2014
ANNDDDD.... You're a moron.
ANNDDDD.... You're a moron.
6:13PM on 06/27/2014
Ive never been hone alone before.
Ive never been hone alone before.
8:51AM on 06/28/2014
I have no idea what these response mean.
You two should just add yourself to the shoot yourself list. I'll be listening for pop.
I have no idea what these response mean.
You two should just add yourself to the shoot yourself list. I'll be listening for pop.
4:16PM on 06/27/2014
So Elba's playing maybe a Joseph Kony type? If so, yikes! Either way, this image has got my attention.
So Elba's playing maybe a Joseph Kony type? If so, yikes! Either way, this image has got my attention.
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