Idris Elba coming to Nigeria this weekened for Beast of No Nation premiere

Idris Elba

British actor, Idris Elba, is coming to Nigeria for the premiere of Beasts of No Nation on Friday, December 11, 2015.

Directed by Cary Fukunaga, the movie is a 2015 African war drama about a young boy who survives as his country goes through a horrific war.

it is based on the 2005 novel of the same title by Nigerian-American author, Uzodinma Iweala.

During a recent expose for Variety Magazine on Elba and the film, the actor explained that he almost plunged to a rather gory and horrific death while filming the drama.

The piece explains, “One afternoon, as the actor waited for the next scene, he leaned against a tree overlooking a waterfall, lost his footing and fell over the ledge. Luckily there was a narrow ridge that saved him from a 90-foot drop”.

Beast of No Nation, which also stars Ama K. Abebrese, Abraham Attah and Opeyemi Fagbohungbe, was released on October 16, 2015 via streaming service, Netflix.

The author is son of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.