Netflix Wants Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation, Starring Idris Elba

Beasts of No Nation.

Deadline is reporting rumors* that Netflix is ready to scoop up Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation, a film based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala about child soldiers in civil war. Starring Idris Elba, the film is apparently worth $12 million to the streaming giant, who will gladly outpay "numerous bids" from studios. Netflix wants those Oscars. Badly. 

* Update: Those rumors have been confirmed by a press release. Good for you, Netflix.