Official Trailer for Clint Eastwood's Invictus Debuts Online!

October 27, 2009
Source: Apple

Invictus Trailer

Is this 2009's Best Picture? Warner Brothers has debuted the official trailer for Clint Eastwood's Invictus tonight on Apple in HD. I think with Eastwood directing you never know what to expect (especially for Gran Torino), but this looks like it promises to be quite an incredible film. Invictus stars Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon (who we also saw earlier today in Green Zone) as rugby player Francois Pienaar. At first glance, it looks like Freeman should be getting an Oscar nomination out of this, as should Eastwood. Let's just hope his pacing isn't off in this one. Without further ado, check out the Invictus trailer!

Watch the official trailer for Clint Eastwood's Invictus:

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You can also watch the official Invictus trailer in High Definition on Apple

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.

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  • Jordan
    looks waay good. It has aroused my curiosity. =)
  • xerxex
    sweet, lets hope they show the awesomeness of Rugby!
  • In_rainbows
    I like the Bobby McFerrin soundtrack.
  • ME
    wow....eastwood does it again...i smell oscars (plural)
  • OCP
    Cant wait
  • ben chacko
    clint is a genius..and continue to be one of the best directors of our generation.
  • Oh yes!! Been waiting for this trailer and now I'm looking forward even more so to the film! GO CLINT GO!
  • I wish I knew anything at all about rugby. Looks good anyway though.
  • Loved it! Hey everyone, send the 'Film Feed' your thoughts on the trailer at filmfeed[at] and we'll read some great responses on the show! Be sure to tune in for the next episode of the 'Film Feed' to hear our thoughts on this trailer and some other great stuff!
  • sean
    Freeman? Oscar???
  • DoomCanoe
    #5 you smell that to? quite pungent isn't it?
  • Marty Martin
    HATED Gran Torino. But I can't compare a director's work to other pieces of his own work. This looks great!
  • Matt Damon killing it as usual. The guy is everywhere and I love his work
  • Filmfan1111
    Looks good!!
  • rudeguy
    How can you talk about Oscars from a trailer?
  • arjones
    ....and here's to another special episode of Oprah.....Seriously though, it looks awesome. If anyone can tell the story the way it should be told and put it on the screen it's Eastwood. Betcha it ends up on Oprah though.
  • sam
    clint is the best there ever was
  • Looks fantastic, and I'm not normally into movies like this. I'm glad its PG-13, because it will not discourage parents from taking/allowing their children to see this, as it looks like a great film about a great story.
  • Brandon
    Looks inspiring. Plus Rugby comes to America on the silver screen... finely.
  • Laptastico
    I used to see Matt Damon working his ass off for this movie at my gym (South Florida Boxing @ South Beach) and I'm glad to see the hard work paid off because he's lookin jacked!!!!
  • Sabes
    Freeman and Eastwood, awesome. πŸ˜€
  • Florian
    Totally despised Million Dollar Baby and Gran Torino. From the trailer this does look like a good film, though, so I guess I'll just have to see how it turns out.
  • teyhtr
    This movie deserves best picture and I'm saying that just by watching the trailer.
  • Matthew
    This movie is so important imo because it shows the importance and relevance of football(soccer) and rugby to the rest of the world. So too often do you here North Americans say how it's slow, confusing etc etc etc... it's so much more of a sport and this movie seems to capture it downright. Stand up and rejoice, Clint Eastwood for the F'IN WIN!
  • Scagginsvolley
    looks waay good. It has aroused my loins. =)
  • xerxex
    Matthew Soccer and Rugby has really been booming here in the states, and most enjoy its just American Football overshadows it, that and baseball. But Soccer is the most popular sport in all of the world.
  • Caitie
    Morgan Freeman's the best and I've really grown to love Clint Easwood over the years too. Looks fantastic would be awesome to see Freeman get an oscar out of this.
  • wow, I'm definitely going to see his one
  • D9Phan
    Power of one redux. Fucking keffas.
  • Keffa lova'.
  • BrBomber
    No need for the racist remarks #29
  • Dirty Dutchman
    #29 & #30... if only the rest of the people here knew what the "K" word meant πŸ˜‰
  • Rugby Fan
    As a film lover and fan of Clint Eastwood, it looks great. (OK, the accents are a bit iffy, but it is the hardest to get right, just ask Mr Blood Diamond!) As a rugby fanatic, simply awesome. It's about time the game gets some film exposure. But as a South African, who lived through that period, experienced the tyranny of Apartheid and the joy of reconciliation, it's lump-in-the-throat stuff! P.S. please delete D9Phan's racist comment (29 above).
  • cinemabandit
    Don't know how well this film will go in New Zealand. For those who don't know, NZ was the other finalist in that world cup. Conspiracy theorists here to this day are adamant that the NZ team was deliberately poisoned 2 days out from the final which South Africa won in Extra Time. Fingers were pointed to a waitress called Suzie. The NZ team asked the hotel if they could have their own chef but the hotel flatly refused. The theme of this movie could stoke those fires further. Still looks good though. I will be interested to see if the poisoning issue is addressed.
  • brett
    Never remarked before but as an ex South African I just had say a few things. First of all #29 and #30 - eat sh1t and die. Now that i got that out of my system this movie looks great, shot on location - SA beautiful country. Accents are OK - they are difficult. Matt Damon looks good as a rugby player, a bit short to play Pienaar and better looking :) I remember that day and I still have my T - shirt that I bought outsude Ellis Park Stadium. by the way the song is Ladies Smith Black Mambazo "Hamba nathi mkhululi wethu" or "Go with us, our liberator", reflects the summoning up of the courage, inspiration and strength required to conquer the team they are about to face. Brett
  • accent. Hollywood should ban actor accents.
  • ConnachtFan
    Typical Kiwi All Black #34, you constantly lose the World Cup and it is either the Chef or the Ref you blame!
  • F.C.
    wow! looks amazing! eastwood, freeman and damon all deserve oscar nods for this!
  • dom
    Fantastic as a rugby player myself, this really looks impressive. We need a good political film again!
  • budbud
    They did a pretty good job of a Lomu look-a-like in that. I wonder how they will show Rugby. Can't wait for the pic.
  • n
    I love the poetry of rugby, politics and winning.
  • joe
    Thanks for the trailer man this movie looks lot good than Green Zone to me.
  • Andrew
    Booooo. The movie is bound to be a Hollywood farce. I bet it doesn’t mention that the β€˜win’ was actually because their opposition were all sick due to food poisoning. Boo I say, booooo
  • JCal
    Amazing! Definitely looking forward to this one... Casting is perfect! Morgan Freeman is of course one of the greatest actors of all time. Matt Damon is Brilliant... Clint Eastwood is a legend both in acting and directing. This should be a phenomenal film.
  • Vegegeeta-geeta
    I feel like Matt Damin brings it down a bit. Why? Couldn't tell you.
  • Pounding Metal
    The amount of movies/stories that have been made/told that make us stand up and cheer and on whole just feel good to be who we are is amazing. They just keep coming and coming and I couldn't be happier. The more the better. I really don't care about the director or actors, even though they do create a good experience, it is the story itself that is the heart of it all. Keep them coming!
  • Ross
    #45: might be that Damon is 5 inches shorter than pienaar πŸ˜‰ anyway, really looking forward to this. hope the rugby footage is well shot
  • SlashBeast
  • DC from DC
    Im more than excited for this movie now. Going in I was skeptical. Eastwood has been hit or miss lately and Ive never been a huge fan of his. But man this looks great. My newfound appreciation for Rugby may also have something to do with it. Ill be in NZ in february so Ill be interested to see how the film is received there.
  • Jude
    Tut, typical Irish fan, slating the All Blacks as per. Come back when you even get to a RWC final, let alone won one. πŸ˜‰ As for the film, regardless of who you follow in the world of rugby, it looks amazing. Also, I happened to love Gran Torino, so hopefully this will be in a similar vein. As for the Bokke, they were pumped for that RWC, they're the "only" team, as an AB's fan, I don't look forward to playing against, they're legends in their own right. Can't wait for this to come out! Kia kaha!
  • Brandon
    Here I will settle this Kiwi Vs Irish Rugby argument. Go Australia!!!!! :)
  • Cracker
    Just to be clear, this isn't the "District 9" rumored sequel, right?
  • Racer25
    My first post here... Loving the look of this, big Rugby fan, and the book itself is a fantastic read, and it was quite a good world cup event aswell, even though im a England fan :)
  • Drew
    INVICTUS: How Rugby Ended Racism Forever *eye roll*
  • Kyle
    I am a Rugby player myself. And an American rugby player at that. The back story if wonderful and true. Hopefully the world will now know this story and hopefully will bring more Rugby to america and we wont be looked at like 2nd tear athletes.
  • Bladerunner 2
  • leiner
    i'm not sure about a Morgan Freeman oscar, but for all the rest, it looks promising!!
  • D.
    Oscar for certain!!!!!!!!!! Amazing Idea and history!!!!
  • lol
    morgan has got new teeth.
  • James
    This film, if you a bit about South Africa, does not look promising. For a contrarian view on the film, see:
  • pm
    It really sounds like Freeman says "master of my BAIT" (or, I guess, more crudely, "bate"). The poem reads "master of my FATE"... but it sounds almost unquestionably like "bait" here. Does anyone else hear "bait"?
  • Crystal
    I actually think its looks crap.
  • Cutty Sark
    "Black aspirations, with white fears" Classic
  • AJ
    Wow, just watched the film and it was unbelievably bad. Slow as a wet week, lost its way in the middle and seemed to only decide then which direction it wanted to go in. Of course, in the tunnel before the game the All Blacks are pictured as focused, standing tall and defiant. In real life, minutes before the game almost three quarters of the starting team and a lot of the bench were vomiting and purging due to a stomach bug (which many believe to be intentional food poisoning). I guess it wouldn't suit the film to see the Bokke just edge an AB team which had run rampant on every team they'd played at the tournament but was a shadow of itself due to sickness. If I had more hands I'd give this movie FOUR THUMBS DOWN.
  • eber hart
    ----STILL MORE predictable, by-the-book project work from the LONG rich, decades stale, one-note Eastwood. MEANWHILE, Korea era draftee Eastwood, like the rest of PRC sellout and suck-up Hollywood and media once again 'mysteriously overlooks' the staggeringly relevant, awesomely important 60th ANniversary of the KOREAN WAR ---EVEN AS people continue to suffer and die by---the----million. --------------------------NICE! P.S. ---And if you're deleting this message you too are censoring STONE COLD TRUTH.




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