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First Trailer for ‘Beast’ Sees Idris Elba Punch a Lion

The first trailer for Beast has been released, and it looks to be the second film in which a character will punch a wild animal in the face, behind S.S. Rajamouli‘s electrifying RRR, which saw Ram Charan punch a tiger in the face with fire! How can you top that?

Idris Elba is certainly trying to top that legendary moment in 2022 cinema with Beast, with the trailer ending with his protagonist straight up punching a lion in the face. The film is directed by Baltasar Kormákur, and written by Ryan Engle, with its story by Jaime Primak Sullivan. In addition to Elba, Sharlto Copley, Riley Keough, Iyana Halley, and Leah Sava Jeffries co-star.

Its plot synopsis reads: “Idris Elba (Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Suicide Squad) stars in 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, Russian Doll series, Maleficent), 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.”

You can watch the trailer below and see the movie only in theatres on August 19th:

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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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