Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation

Idris Elba in Beasts of No Nation

*Netflix has released a new trailer for “Beasts of No Nation,” and Idris Elba is front and center.

The film tells the fictional story of a young West African boy who is forced to become a child soldier. Elba plays the sadistic, manipulative leader of the child soldiers.

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“Beasts of No Nation,” directed by Cary Fukunaga, will arrive on Netflix and in select theaters on Oct. 16.

Watch the trailer below: