US cinemas boycott Idris Elba’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’ starring Ama K Abebrese and others

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Sometime last year, I spilled the beans that Hollywood sensation, Idris Elba was in Ghana to film the movieBeasts of No Nation’ which is based on a novel  written by Uzodinma Iweala and being directed by Cary Fukunaga (read here). I shared some exclusive footage from the set but after I was threatened with a lawsuit by the producers, Red Crown Production, I had to pull down those photos.  It appears the highly shielded movie will hit the public soon via Netflix, and according to reports, American cinemas are not happy.

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US cinema chains have boycotted showing Beasts of No Nation after Netflix was announced as its distributor. Idris Elba’s African war drama may now only get a release in 200 to 250 independent cinemas, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Chains such as Regal, AMC and Cinemark are opposed to screening a film that is simultaneously debuting somewhere else, such as video on demand

It was announced on March 3 that Netflix would distribute Beasts of No Nation, with plans to open in select cinemas and on the streaming platform. Beasts of No Nationcasts Elba as a West African military leader who drafts a young boy into his army ofchild soldiers. The movie also features Ama K Abebrese, Grace Nortey, David Dontoh and Opeyemi Fagbohungbe

Posted on March 6, 2015, in Entertainment News, Movies/Television, News and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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