Thursday, June 27, 2013

Idris Elba To Play Nelson Mandela in Biopic

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Idris Elba fronts the posters of the upcoming movie biopic of Nelson Mandela based on the autobiography; Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The story follows the freedom fighter's journey from childhood to his election as president of South Africa, and will be starring Idris Elba as Mandela, with fellow Brit Naomie Harris (Bond's colleague in Skyfall) as his wife Winnie Mandela.

The film will also feature South African stars Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Deon Lotz and Terry Pheto.

Accordinf to THR, the movie will be directed by Justin Chadwick, and "will have a limited release in the U.S. on Nov. 29, putting it in place for awards consideration."

Click to buy Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela on Amazon.

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