Official Poster for Clint Eastwood's Invictus Finally Debuts
Can Warner Brothers repeat the success of Gran Torino twice? Yahoo has debuted the official poster for Clint Eastwood's Invictus, which stars Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as rugby player Francois Pienaar. We're not sure when the first trailer will hit (probably later this week), but I'm just as excited to see this poster, mainly because Invictus is the last big Oscar wildcard. Most Oscar pundits are saying that Invictus might end up the big Best Picture winner, but they're saying that without having seen a single frame of footage. This poster looks great, so at least they're off to a good start. Check it out below!
Follows Nelson Mandela after the fall of apartheid in South Africa and during his first term as president when he campaigned to host the 1995 Rugby World Cup game as an opportunity to unite his countrymen.
Invictus is directed by prominent filmmaker and actor Clint Eastwood, who has directed great films like Unforgiven, Mystic River, Million Dollar Baby, Letters from Iwo Jima, Changeling, and Gran Torino. The screenplay was written by Anthony Peckham (Don't Say a Word, Sherlock Holmes) and is based on John Carlin's book "Playing the Enemy". Warner Brothers is bringing Invictus to theaters on December 11th.