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Screen Talk: Tom Cruise Takes Flight, New Oscar Movies, and the David Foster Wallace Controversy

16 hours ago | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

On this week's Screen Talk, Indiewire's Eric Kohn and I cover the waterfront of fall film festivals and a rash of new titles to consider for the welcome adult film season to come. We debate Christopher McQuarrie's "Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation" --is it the best?--and parse the intricacies of the hybrid day-and-date release of Cary Fukunaga's "Beasts of No Nation" as well as the controversy behind the fictional David Foster Wallace movie "The End of the Tour." Will it effect its Oscar chances? And why the hell is Jason Segel being considered for supporting actor? Next week: Locarno! Check out some discounted indie films here.  And the podcast is available on iTunes.     »

- Anne Thompson

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Idris Elba Commands an Army in Beasts of No Nation

17 hours ago | Filmonic.com | See recent Filmonic news »

This is the first trailer for Netflix distributed war drama Beasts of No Nation, which comes from True Detective Season 1 director Cary Fukunaga and stars Idris Elba. “In a West African country, when civil war tears his family apart and militants kill his father, a young boy named Agu is forced to join a […]

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Idris seen as evil warlord in Netflix movie 'Beasts of No Nation'

31 July 2015 2:33 AM, PDT | National Ledger | See recent National Ledger news »

Idris Elba depicts an evil warlord in the newly released trailer for upcoming Netflix movie 'Beasts of No Nation'. The 42-year-old actor plays the central character - known as Commandant - who is a leader of child soldiers and the story follows his attempts to force a young boy to join the mercenary fighters during a civil war in Africa. Dramatic scenes from the teaser show Idris dressed in camouflage clothing as he urges the young Agu, played by Abraham Attah, to commit murder. He says: ''These are the ones that killed your father, that is your family's blood.'' The drama is based on the eponymous named book by Nigerian/American author Uzodinma Iweala that was published in 2005 and which received wide-spread critical acclaim. Directed by Cary Fukunaga, it is the first original film to be released globally by Netflix and is set to premier at Venice Film Festival in September. »

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Pioneering Netflix Film ‘Beasts Of No Nation’ Gets An Intense Trailer

30 July 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

On October 16th, Netflix will enter new territory when it releases Beasts of No Nation, its first original film. In anticipation of that release date, Netflix has shared a trailer for the drama, and it’s a doozy. Beasts of No Nation looks as if it will be an intense, gripping ride filled with strong performances.

Beasts of No Nation, directed by True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga stars Idris Elba as an African warlord who takes an impressionable boy under his wing. In the teaser, Elba’s character demands his young protege kill a man, as brief flashbacks fill us in on the plot. It’s great stuff.

When Netflix announced its acquisition of Beasts of No Nation, it received plenty of resistance from nationwide theater chains. The chains oppose Netflix’s decision to release the film online at the same time it arrives in theaters, and as a result they opted to boycott it. »

- Sam Gutelle

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Idris Elba commands the screen and armies in the Beasts of No Nation trailer

30 July 2015 11:44 AM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Beasts Of No Nation is based on the novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, bringing to life the gripping tale of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an African country. Directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective), the film stars Idris Elba as Commandant, a warlord who takes in Agu and instructs him in the ways of war. Witness the commanding presence of Elba... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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Beasts of No Nation: Watch the Trailer For Netflix's Oscar Hopeful

30 July 2015 11:14 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

One of the reasons that (maybe) True Detective season two isn't doing so hot could be the loss of director Cary Fukunaga, who was at the helm for season one (for which he won an Emmy). Good news: he's re-emerged, having directed one of the first full-length feature films that will stream on Netflix, Beasts of No Nation. Starring Idris Elba, the film is an adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala's novel of the same name about a child solider, Agu, in an unnamed West African country. From the first look at the film, you know it's not going to be an easy watch - but it will probably be a profound one. The film will start streaming on Oct. 16, the same day it will be released in a handful of theaters, and prior to that, it will be shown at the Toronto and Venice film festivals. »

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This teaser for Idris Elba's Netflix movie Beasts of No Nation is brutal and heartbreaking

30 July 2015 11:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The heartbreaking story of a child soldier comes to Netflix in the teaser for True Detective director Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation.

Idris Elba stars as the charismatic and brutal leader of an African child army, who wages a campaign of terror on a local government.

Beasts of No Nation is told through the eyes of a young boy named Agu (Abraham Attah), who is drafted into the militia when his parents are murdered.

Fukunaga shot the feature film on location in Eastern Ghana last summer as part of a global deal with Netflix.

Netflix marks its official foray into feature filmmaking with the debut of Beasts of No Nation on October 16.

The war drama will also have a limited cinema release in the Us through distributor Bleecker Street.

Beasts of No Nation is an adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala's 2005 novel, and boasts a score by former Red Hot Chili Peppers »

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'Beasts Of No Nation' to open in Landmark venues

30 July 2015 11:08 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Netflix, Bleecker Street and Landmark announced a partnership on Thursday that will put Netflix’s first original film in 19 of the Us exhibitor’s markets.

Beasts Of No Nation, which will screen in competition in Venice and go on to play in Toronto after a possible Telluride world premiere, will debut on October 16 in Landmark theatres day-and-date with global streaming in all active Netflix territories.

Landmark theatre markets include New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, St Louis, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and San Diego.

Cary Fukunaga directs Idris Elba as Commandant, an African warlord who trains a child to become a soldier in his country’s civil war. The film is based on the novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala.

Amy Kaufman and Fukunaga, collaborators on Sin Nombre, will produce with Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker and Dan Crown for Red Crown Productions, along with Elba »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Cary Fukunaga’s Beast of No Nation Headed to Oscar Race?

30 July 2015 9:56 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

Indiewire’s Ryan Lattanzio reports that Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts of No Nation could be headed to the Oscar race now that is has gotten a theatrical release date. They »

- Sasha Stone

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Watch Gripping Trailer for Netflix Original Film 'Beasts of No Nation'

30 July 2015 9:14 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Netflix has shared the suspenseful, gripping first teaser trailer for the site's first original film, Beasts of No Nation. Cary Fukunaga (True Detective) wrote and directed the adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala's book about a West African child soldier named Agu (Abraham Attah) who is mentored by a violent and ruthless warlord named Commandant, played by Golden-Globe winner Idris Elba.

The trailer is an intense look at the older man's attempts to transform Agu into a killing machine, pushing the child to murder a captured man who allegedly killed the boy's entire family. »

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First Teaser Trailer For Beasts Of No Nation

30 July 2015 9:01 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Among the first of Netflix’s big moves into becoming a film distributor is its acquisition of Cary Fukunaga’s Beasts Of No Nation, which stars Idris Elba. On the heels of its inclusion in both the Toronto and Venice film festivals comes this first teaser trailer. Beasts, which adapts author Uzodinma Iweala’s novel, finds a young man named Agu (Abraham Attah) abducted from his home and pressed into service as a child soldier. Elba is playing the Commandant, a warlord who mentors Agu during his training. Fukunaga also adapted the script, which aims to take an unflinching look at a troubling, terrifying reality.While Elba is often intense in his roles, we don’t usually get to see him being truly menacing. But from the looks of this, the Commandant, with his measured application of horror, will be a chance to do just that.Netflix will be streaming »

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Beasts of No Nation Trailer: Can Idris Elba and Cary Fukunaga Get Netflix an Oscar Nomination?

30 July 2015 8:01 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

On October 16, Cary Fukunaga will make his Netflix debut with Beasts of No Nation, an adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala's 2005 novel about a group of child soldiers in West Africa. The film stars Idris Elba as the chilling leader of a group of mercenary fighters who recruit a young boy named Agu (Abraham Attah) to kill the militant who murdered the boy's family. In addition to Netflix, the film will also open in theaters, making Beasts (and Idris!) eligible for the Oscars. And judging by the film's first trailer, it might just be the young Abraham Attah who scores a nom. »

- Dee Lockett

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First trailer for Netflix original ‘Beasts Of No Nation’ starring Idris Elba

30 July 2015 7:48 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The first trailer for Netflix original movie Beasts Of No Nation has just been released.

The film, starring Idris Elba, is written and directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre), and will be released to all Netflix regions from the 16th October. It will also be in competition at the Venice Film Festival and will be screening at the Toronto Film Festival in September.

Here’s the synopsis:

Beasts of No Nation is based on the highly acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, bringing to life the gripping tale of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an African country. Newcomer Abraham Attah gives a stunning portrayal of Agu, while Elba dominates the screen in the role of Commandant, a warlord who takes in Agu and instructs him in the ways of war.

Watch the tense Beasts Of No Nation »

- Paul Heath

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Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’ Gets a Teaser Trailer and a Theatrical Release Date

30 July 2015 7:39 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Cary Fukunaga‘s touch has been sorely missed on True Detective this season, but his fans can rest assured they’ll be seeing more from him in the not-too-distant future. Netflix has just debuted the first promo for Beasts of No Nation, Fukunaga’s intense new war drama. Based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation unfolds during […]

The post Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’ Gets a Teaser Trailer and a Theatrical Release Date appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Watch: 'Beasts of No Nation' Trailer from the Director of 'True Detective'

30 July 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

As Netflix continues its bid to dip its toes into all film and television waters, one of their upcoming projects is Beasts of No Nation, the latest film from Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre, Jane Eyre, "True Detective") with Idris Elba in the lead role alongside newcomer Abraham Attah as Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Beasts of No Nation will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, will then likely play Telluride and will finish up the circuit in Toronto after that, all before releasing in limited theaters and streaming on Netflix on Oct. 16. It's new territory for not only prestige cinema, but cinema altogether as television and the movies are coming together in ways previously thought unfathomable. Certainly some films will still stand to make the most money with major theatrical releases and it will be interesting to see »

- Brad Brevet

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First teaser trailer for Beasts of No Nation starring Idris Elba

30 July 2015 7:29 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Netflix has released the first teaser trailer for Beasts of No Nation, the latest film from director Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre, True Detective) and starring Idris Elba (Luther, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom). Check it out below…

Beasts of No Nation is based on the highly acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, bringing to life the gripping tale of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an African country. Newcomer Abraham Attah gives a stunning portrayal of Agu, while Elba dominates the screen in the role of Commandant, a warlord who takes in Agu and instructs him in the ways of war.

Beasts of No Nation will be in competition at the Venice Film Festival and is screening at the Toronto Film Festival in September ahead of its U.S. release on Netflix on October 16th. A UK date is yet to be confirmed. »

- Gary Collinson

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Watch: War Lord Idris Elba Reigns Over Harrowing 'Beasts of No Nation' Teaser

30 July 2015 7:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Tribeca: Cary Fukunaga On 'True Detective,' Netflix's 'Beasts of No Nation' Release, and Stephen King's 'It' While Cary Fukunaga broke out in the mainstream for his acclaimed, Emmy-winning direction of "True Detective" Season 1, indie cinephiles have been fans of his for quite some time, given the powerful vision on display in his two feature films, "Sin Nombre" and "Jane Eyre." Fortunately, the success of HBO's crime drama has given Fukunaga his biggest canvas yet in his new drama, "Beasts of No Nation," which Netflix acquired in March in a headline-making $12 million deal. "Luther" favorite Idris Elba stars as a ruthless war lord who takes in a young boy, Agu (newcomer Abraham Attah) and trains him to become a child solider. The film is based on the novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, and if the grueling teaser trailer above is any indication, the drama should be a harrowing, »

- Zack Sharf

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Must Watch: First Trailer for Cary Fukunaga's 'Beasts of No Nation'

30 July 2015 7:27 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Agu, go on! Agu!" Netflix has debuted the first teaser trailer for Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation, the latest feature from a talented filmmaker. When civil war tears his family apart, a young West African boy is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transform into a child soldier. The film stars Abraham Attah as Agu, the boy, along with Idris Elba as Commandant in a powerful role. The film looks brutal, and tough, but still beautiful like all of the films Fukunaga has made so far. I'm very intrigued to see how this plays out. If the film is as good as it looks, then Netflix is going to ruffle some feathers when they release it. Here's the first teaser trailer for Cary Fukunaga's Beasts of No Nation, direct from Netflix's YouTube: Adapted from Uzodinma Iweala's novel, the story follows "Agu, a young »

- Alex Billington

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Trailer: Cary Fukunaga's "Beasts of No Nation"

30 July 2015 7:26 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Netflix's first real push into original features kicks off with "True Detective" first season helmer Cary Fukunaga's new war drama "Beasts of No Nation" and the first promo has gone online below.

Based on the novel by Uzodinma Iweala, the story unfolds during a civil war in an unnamed West African country. A young boy named Agu (Abraham Attah) is torn from his family and forced to join a guerrilla fighter unit under the rule of a warlord (Idris Elba).

The film will make its theatrical debut in Landmark Theaters in nineteen markets on October 16th, the same day it hits Netflix.

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- Garth Franklin

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Netflix Sets Theatrical Release Date for First Original Film ‘Beasts of No Nation’

30 July 2015 7:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix has set a theatrical release date for its first original film. Cary Fukunaga’s “Beasts of No Nation” will hit screens in select U.S. markets on October 16, the same day that it debuts worldwide on Netflix.

Netflix is partnering with Bleecker Street, the distribution company founded by Andrew Karpen last year, and Landmark to open the film in 19 markets served by Landmark Theatres.

“Beasts” will hit theaters in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Indianapolis, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, San Francisco and San Diego.

This allows the Africa-set drama, starring Idris Elba, to be eligible for Oscar consideration. Its awards season chances were improved earlier this week when the pic was selected to screen at both the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.

It will go head to head with other awards hopefuls, Steven Spielberg »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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