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'Beasts of No Nation' Idris Elba's war drama film to be boycotted by major cinemas in US

Major cinema chains in America are refusing to screen Oscar-tipped war drama 'Beasts of No Nation', a based on the best-selling novel by Uzodinma Iweala.

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Idris Elba in 'Beast of No Nation'. play

Idris Elba in 'Beast of No Nation'.


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After Idris Elba's latest movie 'Beast of No Nation' was bought by Netflix in a $12m deal, major cinema chains in America are refusing to screen the movie.

According to Variety, the major cinemas AMC, Regal, Cinemark and Carmike say they would boycott the film, which is based on the best selling novel by Uzodinma Iweala, directed by Cary Fukunaga and stars Idris Elba as a warlord in a West African country.

According to the major cinema chains they do not want to provide screens to films that do not honor what is typically a 90-day delay between a theatrical debut and a home entertainment release - Variety reports.

'Beast of No Nation'  is considered a strong contender for the next Oscars. 

In order to be considered for the awards, Netflix must screen the film in theaters.

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