Idris Elba Is a Frighteningly Good Warlord in Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation

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Before Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation arrives on Netflix and in theaters next month — right on Oscar's schedule, October 16 — it premiered at the Venice Film Festival this week. Already, Idris Elba's performance in the film as a calculated rebel leader who trains child soldiers is earning him rave reviews, and it's not hard to see why. Netflix has released the film's full trailer, which has Elba terrorizing a group of young boys against a beautiful, albeit war-torn, Ghanaian backdrop. Looks like all those near-death experiences paid off.