Just in time to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 95th birthday, the first full length trailer was released for the Idris Elba starring biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom based on his autobiography.
The Weinstein Company certainly appears to think Justin Chadwick’s film will fare well at the Academy Awards with the film confirmed for a US release date of November 29th. It won’t reach UK shores until slightly later on the 3rd of January, 2014.
In the meantime we’ll leave you with the aforementioned trailer, whilst you can currently catch Elba in Pacific Rim on the big screen and also in the last episode of season three of Luther (23rd July) following one heck of a cliff-hanger ending last week.
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.