Netflix picks up ‘Beasts of No Nation’ for $12M

Netflix picked up the rights to Director Cary Fukunaga’s drama Beasts of No Nation for $12 million, beating out Fox Searchlight and Focus. Starring Idris Elba, the film follows a guerilla army commander in a West African country who takes a young boy under his watch. So far, the streaming service’s biggest film acquisition was Jadotville starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Gray) for $18 million during the Berlin Film Festival. Netflix also has an agreement to produce four movies with Adam Sandler, release the Crouching Tiger sequel, make a Pee-Wee Herman film and a four-movie deal with the Duplass duo.

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