Bill Benenson named Executive Producer of new film, Beasts of No Nation Directed by Cary Fukunaga and set to release in 2015. Beasts of No Nation is a drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child solider fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. The film is based on Uzodinma Iweala’s book of the same name.
From Deadline’s recent article: “The story follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who, when civil war engulfs his West African country is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters. Not only must Agu face the death of his father and disappearance of his mother and sister, but must also join a life of violence and brutality. Agu befriends a mute boy named Strika and together they face the crimes and hardships of war. Elba will play the lead role of Commander and he will serve in a producing capacity as well.”