EXCLUSIVE: Cary Fukunaga directs Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom Golden Globe nominee Idris Elba in the child-soldier drama Beasts Of No Nation, adapted by Fukunaga from Uzodinma Iweala’s novel. Elba, who also is producing, stars as Commandant, whose guerrilla group young Agu is forced to join when civil war tears his family apart and militants kill his father. Fukunaga is coming off his acclaimed HBO drama series True Detective, which he’ll return to exec produce for a second season. He wrote Beasts and is directing and shooting it in Ghana. Producers are Amy Kaufman for Primary Productions, Daniela Taplin Lundberg & Riva Marker for Red Crown Productions, Cary Fukunaga for his Parliament of Owls, Idris Elba and Daniel Crown. Executive Producers are Participant Media and New Balloon Investments. Scroll down for Deadline’s full exclusive look:

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chris
6 months
If you want to see Idris play the bad guy and haven't seen The Wire you need...
chris
6 months
If you like Idris and haven't seen The Wire you need to watch that immediately. Idris Elba...
Buggin Out!
6 months
AMAZING!!!! I want to see him as a real bad guy! Hopefully this and No Good Deed...