Watch the Trailer for the Netflix Original Film "Beasts of No Nation"

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Netflix has unveiled the trailer for its first original film, Beasts of No Nation, adapted from Uzodinma Iweala's 2005 novel of the same name. The film is written and directed by Cary Fukunaga, fresh off directing the first season of HBO's True Detective, with a plot that centers a young boy named Agu (Abraham Attah), conscripted into a guerrilla combat unit during a civil war in an unnamed West African country. Golden Globe winner Idris Elba stars as the ruthless leader of the band of child soldiers. Beasts of No Nation premiers in theaters on October 16th, the same day it debuts on Netflix.