Child soldier’s jour­ney makes it to the sil­ver screen

CityPress - - Voices -

Uzod­inma Iweala’s 2005 novel, Beasts of No Na­tion, is a har­row­ing story about the jour­ney of a child soldier – and the screen adap­ta­tion is no dif­fer­ent. Golden Globe win­ner and screen heart-throb Idris Elba fea­tures in a star­ring role in the film adap­ta­tion, which is cham­pi­oned by Net­flix and will be re­leased in Oc­to­ber. Elba pulls no punches in por­tray­ing his hard­ened, war­lord char­ac­ter and, with a com­pelling west African ac­cent to boot, he brings a se­ri­ous dose of grit and colour to Iweala’s chill­ing tale.

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