A chronicle of 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.
Idris Elba (Thor, Pacific Rim) plays Nelson Mandela through the years in Justin Chadwick’s biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Naomie Harris (Skyfall) also stars as Mandela’s wife, Winnie.
Judging by the trailer, there’s no doubt the film is huge Oscar bait, especially with distribution coming from The Weinstein Company. Critics have also noted Elba’s strong performance in the film. A Best Actor nomination for Idris Elba – who’s already won a Golden Globe for his performance in BBC’s Luther – would be very exciting.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom opens with limited release on November 29th.