Ramping up the marketing before its much anticipated debut, Netflix has just released character posters for its epic African drama, Beasts of No Nation. Starring Idris Elba and newcomer Abraham Attah, the movie is poised to make a strong awards run, and possibly become a runaway success for the Netflix brand.

Beasts of No Nation hits Netflix October 16, 2015.

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After his parents are killed, a young African boy is forced to become a child soldier in a rebel army led by a brutal commandant (Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), in this adaptation of the acclaimed book by Nigerian-American author Uzodinma Iweala.