MUMBAI: The film financed by Red Crown Productions
has roped in Elba, a prominent British actor who was
recently seen in Pacific Rim as Stacker Pentecost. Cary
Fukunaga will direct the adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala's
Red Crown Productions' Daniela Taplin Lundberg and
Riva Marker, Parliament of Owls' Fukunaga and Primary
Productions' principal Amy Kaufman are producers while
Daniel Crown and Bill Benenson will be executive producers.
The story is about a young boy called Agu who turns
to mercenary fighters when his west African country
is engulfed by a war. He has to face the death of his
father and the disappearance of his mother as
sister while fighting with a mute man he makes a friend.
He will play the lead role of commander.
Beasts of No Nation was packaged by WME. IM Global's
specialty label Acclaim will do international sales
at Toronto Film Festival. Fukunaga has previously directed
Jane Eyre and is currently on HBO's series True Detective.
Elba is to be seen as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long
Walk to Freedom, releasing this November. Both Elba
and Fukunaga are repped by WME and managed by Anonymous