Official Trailer for Clint Eastwood's Invictus Debuts Online!
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:
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.
Reader Feedback - 65 Comments
looks waay good. It has aroused my curiosity. =)
Jordan on Oct 27, 2009
sweet, lets hope they show the awesomeness of Rugby!
xerxex on Oct 27, 2009
I like the Bobby McFerrin soundtrack.
In_rainbows on Oct 27, 2009
wow....eastwood does it again...i smell oscars (plural)
ME on Oct 27, 2009
OCP on Oct 27, 2009
clint is a genius..and continue to be one of the best directors of our generation.
ben chacko on Oct 27, 2009
Oh yes!! Been waiting for this trailer and now I'm looking forward even more so to the film! GO CLINT GO!
taybo20 on Oct 27, 2009
I wish I knew anything at all about rugby. Looks good anyway though.
Brandon on Oct 27, 2009
Loved it! Hey everyone, send the 'Film Feed' your thoughts on the trailer at filmfeed[at]firstshowing.net 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!
Will Schiffelbein on Oct 27, 2009
sean on Oct 27, 2009
#5 you smell that to? quite pungent isn't it?
DoomCanoe on Oct 27, 2009
HATED Gran Torino. But I can't compare a director's work to other pieces of his own work. This looks great!
Marty Martin on Oct 27, 2009
Matt Damon killing it as usual. The guy is everywhere and I love his work
Barnaby Barrilla on Oct 27, 2009
Filmfan1111 on Oct 27, 2009
How can you talk about Oscars from a trailer?
rudeguy on Oct 27, 2009
....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.
arjones on Oct 27, 2009
clint is the best there ever was
sam on Oct 27, 2009
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.
Chris G. on Oct 27, 2009
Looks inspiring. Plus Rugby comes to America on the silver screen... finely.
Brandon on Oct 27, 2009
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!!!!
Laptastico on Oct 27, 2009
Freeman and Eastwood, awesome. 😀
Sabes on Oct 27, 2009
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.
Florian on Oct 27, 2009
This movie deserves best picture and I'm saying that just by watching the trailer.
teyhtr on Oct 27, 2009
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!
Matthew on Oct 27, 2009
looks waay good. It has aroused my loins. =)
Scagginsvolley on Oct 27, 2009
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.
xerxex on Oct 27, 2009
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.
Caitie on Oct 27, 2009
wow, I'm definitely going to see his one
How To Cure Acid Reflux Naturally on Oct 27, 2009
Power of one redux. Fucking keffas.
D9Phan on Oct 28, 2009
Branden on Oct 28, 2009
No need for the racist remarks #29
BrBomber on Oct 28, 2009
#29 & #30... if only the rest of the people here knew what the "K" word meant 😉
Dirty Dutchman on Oct 28, 2009
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).
Rugby Fan on Oct 28, 2009
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.
cinemabandit on Oct 28, 2009
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
brett on Oct 28, 2009
Accent...no accent...accent...no accent. Hollywood should ban actor accents.
Script Shadow on Oct 28, 2009
Typical Kiwi All Black #34, you constantly lose the World Cup and it is either the Chef or the Ref you blame!
ConnachtFan on Oct 28, 2009
wow! looks amazing! eastwood, freeman and damon all deserve oscar nods for this!
F.C. on Oct 28, 2009
Fantastic as a rugby player myself, this really looks impressive. We need a good political film again!
dom on Oct 28, 2009
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.
budbud on Oct 28, 2009
I love the poetry of rugby, politics and winning.
n on Oct 28, 2009
Thanks for the trailer man this movie looks lot good than Green Zone to me.
joe on Oct 28, 2009
Booooo. The movie is bound to be a Hollywood farce. I bet it doesn’t mention that the ‘win’ was actually because their opposition were all sick due to food poisoning. Boo I say, booooo
Andrew on Oct 28, 2009
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.
JCal on Oct 28, 2009
I feel like Matt Damin brings it down a bit. Why? Couldn't tell you.
Vegegeeta-geeta on Oct 28, 2009
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!
Pounding Metal on Oct 28, 2009
#45: might be that Damon is 5 inches shorter than pienaar 😉 anyway, really looking forward to this. hope the rugby footage is well shot
Ross on Oct 28, 2009
SlashBeast on Oct 28, 2009
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.
DC from DC on Oct 28, 2009
Tut, typical Irish fan, slating the All Blacks as per. Come back when you even get to a RWC final, let alone won one. 😉 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!
Jude on Oct 28, 2009
Here I will settle this Kiwi Vs Irish Rugby argument. Go Australia!!!!! 🙂
Brandon on Oct 28, 2009
Just to be clear, this isn't the "District 9" rumored sequel, right?
Cracker on Oct 28, 2009
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 🙂
Racer25 on Oct 28, 2009
INVICTUS: How Rugby Ended Racism Forever *eye roll*
Drew on Oct 28, 2009
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.
Kyle on Oct 28, 2009
Bladerunner 2 on Oct 28, 2009
i'm not sure about a Morgan Freeman oscar, but for all the rest, it looks promising!!
leiner on Oct 28, 2009
Oscar for certain!!!!!!!!!! Amazing Idea and history!!!!
D. on Oct 29, 2009
morgan has got new teeth.
lol on Oct 29, 2009
This film, if you a bit about South Africa, does not look promising. For a contrarian view on the film, see: http://africasacountry.com/2009/10/28/it-wasnt-rugby/
James on Oct 29, 2009
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"?
pm on Nov 1, 2009
I actually think its looks crap.
Crystal on Nov 2, 2009
"Black aspirations, with white fears" Classic
Cutty Sark on Nov 2, 2009
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.
AJ on Jan 25, 2010
----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.
eber hart on Jun 22, 2010
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