Reports: Netflix dreams of Oscar with big movie buy

Variety reports Netflix is spending nearly $12 million for the rights to “Beasts of No Nation” starring Idris Elba

LOS ANGELES (MEDIA GENERAL) – According to Variety, Netflix is paying $12 million for the international rights to “Beasts of No Nation.”

“Beasts of No Nation” will star Idris Elba in the African war drama from Cary Fukunaga. The movie is about the journey of a boy who is forced to join a group of soldiers in West Africa.

Variety reports that insiders at Netflix say the company is planning a big Oscars push for the movie.

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