Wednesday, 9 September 2015

NOTEWORTHY: Uzodinma Iweala's Beast of No Nation Is Netflix's First Original Film

Great news from our very own Uzodinma Iweala, son of former Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo Iweala. His book, Beasts of No Nation has been adapted into a full-length feature film by Cary Fukunaga who also directed the effort. The film stars Idris Elba, Ama K. Abebrese, Grace Nortey, David Dontoh and Opeyemi Fagbohungbe and is backed y Netflix.

It was screened in the main competition section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival and it has been selected to be shown in the Special Presentations section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. The film is scheduled to be released on Netflix globally on October 16, 2015 and the same day, the film will be released in a limited release by Bleecker Street.

The movie trailer on YouTube has garnered a whooping 3.1M views. See trailer below.

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