Netflix has announced today that the very first Netflix original movie will be released later this year during October, called Beasts of No Nation based on the highly acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala.
Later in the year Adam Sandler’s The Ridiculous Six will also premieres via Netflix on December 11th, 2015 as well as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend will premiere theatrically in China and on Netflix early in 2016.
Beasts of No Nation tells the story of 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. The film is produced by Amy Kaufman and Cary Fukunaga (who previously worked together on Sin Nombre), Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker and Dan Crown for Red Crown Productions, along with Elba. Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King are executive producers for Participant Media and Donna Gigliotti is executive producer for Levantine Films.
for more details on the new Netflix movie original,s launching later this year ad early next jump over to todays press release by Netflix.
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