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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Idris Elba to Star in Uzodinma Iweala’s "Beasts of No Nation"

Exciting news!!! Another book being turned into a film. This time it's Uzodinma Iweala's 2005 novel Beasts of No Nation about a young boy, Agu,  in an unnamed West African country who becomes a child soldier. Even more exciting, Idris Elba will be playing the role of the Army Commander. No idea when it will be released, but the director Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre, Jane Eyresaid

"The project has been seven years in the making, so to say I'm excited to start shooting this - and with Idris Elba as lead - would be me trying to play it cool". 

I'm also excited. Found this to be a short, yet powerful story when I read it a few years ago so will be really interesting to see how it will be transformed for the big screen. 

Read more about it here. And for other books that have been turned (or are being turned) into film check here and here.




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