Idris Elba Makes Trouble on 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Poster
This summer, Idris Elba sees summer blockbuster action in Pacific Rim, and he just landed a role alongside Javier Bardem and Sean Penn in The Gunman. But later this fall, Elba might be entering awards consideration territory with Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The film from Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) has been in the works ever since Mandela himself granted the rights to his life story to producer Anant Singh fifteen years ago. The movie follows Mandela's life from his childhood in a small village all the way up to his inauguration as President of the South Africa, and now the teaser poster is here.
Here's the first trailer for Justin Chadwick's Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom from THR:
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) and written by William Nicholson (Gladiator, Les Miserables). Idris Elba leads the film which chronicles Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Naomie Harris (Skyfall) co-stars as Mandela's wife Winnie with a supporting cast that also includes Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva, Deon Lotz and Terry Pheto. The Weinstein Company will give the film a limited release on November 29th. Stay tuned for a trailer.