Idris Elba New Movie to be boycott US Cinama Chains

Posted By Urban News Hour | March 5, 2015

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The “Beasts of No Nation” movie stars Golden Globe winning actor Idris Elba, who plays an African Commander warlord in a hard-hitting drama about a West African child soldier, Agu, who is forced to join a unit of mercenary guerrilla fighters as a civil war engulfs his country and tears his family apart, after the militants kill his father.

Netflix paid somewhere around $12 million to land distribution rights on the film, and recently announced that the film will be released simultaneously in limited theaters in the U.S. and worldwide on the same day on Netflix’s streaming service, in all territories in which the streaming service is available.

Therefore, the biggest US Theater chains, AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Carmike, and Regal Entertainment are refusing to screen the film, “Beasts of No Nation” when it is released this year. It has been reported that, Netflix did not abide by the general rule of waiting 90 days between theatrical release and home entertainment release, and so they’re boycotting the film altogether.

Beasts of No Nation’s theatrical release will mainly take place in between 200-250 independent theaters.

Release date: TBD 2015

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