Elba’s character, who is the Commandant in the film, is shown as a savior, ruler and criminal in the artwork.
Attah, who plays child soldier Agu, is portrayed as a child, a captive and a killer.
These two sets of images show the multiple layers of the upcoming film, which follows Agu as he’s torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an African country. Elba’s character takes in Agu and instructs him about the war.
Written and directed by Emmy Award winner Cary Fukunaga, who recently produced HBO’s “True Detective,” the film will debut in select Landmark theaters, as well as worldwide on Netflix, on Oct. 16. It will also play at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.
The film is also produced by Amy Kaufman, who previously worked with Fukanaga on “Sin Nombre.”
Other producers include Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Riva Marker, Dan Crown for Red Crown Productions, along with Elba.
Jeff Skoll and Jonathan King are executive producing for Participant Media, while Donna Gigliotti is executive producing for Levantine Films. Elizabeth Koch and Kristina Kendall are executive producing for New Balloon, while Bill Benenson, Laura Bickford and Todd Courtney are also executive producers.
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