Just in time for Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, the full trailer for the upcoming biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” has hit the web.
Based on Mandela’s writing, the film stars Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, and South African stars Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Deon Lotz and Terry Pheto.
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” hits theaters November 29, just in time for Oscar consideration. The Weinstein Company hopes the film will garner several nominations, and many are already talking about Elba earning a Best Actor nod for his portrayal of South Africa’s first democratically elected president.
Although there have been several films that have told Mandela’s story, as Tambay Obenson of Shadow and Act points out, most have paired the famed leader along side a white male character. This time, Mandela’s story appears to depicted as it should be: on its own.
The film will cover Madiba’s early years, his rise as an anti-apartheid activist, and his years of imprisonment.
Check out the trailer for “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.” Will you see it when it’s released?
*h/t Shadow & Act