The Weinstein Company has released the first full trailer for director Justin Chadwick’s biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The film stars Idris Elba as the title character and centers around Mandela’s journey from his childhood in a rural village through his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
I’m a big fan of Idris Elba’s work and hopefully between this role and recently released Pacific Rim the man will get his due. The pic covers a considerable part of Mandela’s life and we will get to see Elba show off his range. Hopefully, the make-up department can deliver and we don’t get stuck with happened to Leo in J. Edgar.
The supporting cast includes Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva and Jamie Bartlett.