Idris Elba will star and Cary Fukunaga ("Jane Eyre," "Sin Nombre") is set to direct "Beasts of No Nation" at Red Crown Productions.
An adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala's bestselling novel, the story follows the journey of a young boy named Agu who, when civil war engulfs his West African country, is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters.
After facing the death of his family and his new life of violence and brutality, he befriends a mute boy named Strika and together they face the hardships of war.
Elba, who also produces, will play the lead role of Commander. Fukunaga, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker and Amy Kaufman will produce.