BEAST, the new adventure/thriller starring Idris Elba and Sharlto Copley, opens in South African cinemas on Friday, 12 August.



 Sometimes the rustle in the bushes actually is a monster.


IDRIS ELBA stars in Beast, a pulse-pounding new thriller about a father and his two teenage daughters who find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the savannah has but one apex predator.

Elba plays Dr. Nate Daniels, a recently widowed husband who returns to South Africa, where he first met his wife, on a long-planned trip with their daughters to a game reserve managed by Martin Battles (SHARLTO COPLEY), an old family friend and wildlife biologist. But what begins as a journey of healing jolts into a fearsome fight for survival when a lion, a survivor of blood-thirsty poachers who now sees all humans as the enemy, begins stalking them.

IYANA HALLEY plays Daniels’ 18-year-old daughter, Meredith, and LEAH JEFFRIES plays his 13-year-old daughter, Norah.

(from left) Norah (Leah Jeffries) and Nathan (Idris Elba) in Beast, directed by Baltasar Kormákur.

The film is directed by visceral, experiential filmmaker BALTASAR KORMÁKUR (Everest and 2 Guns and Contraband) and produced by WILL PACKER p.g.a., the blockbuster producer of Girls Trip, the Ride Along franchise, and ten movies that have opened No. 1 at the U.S. box office—including Night School, No Good Deed and Think Like a Man, and JAMES LOPEZ.

The screenplay is by RYAN ENGLE from a story by JAIME PRIMAK SULLIVAN.


Trailer link:  BEAST – YouTube

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