With Nelson Mandela having celebrated his 95th birthday yesterday, the timing seems perfect for the release of the first full trailer for upcoming biopic
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
The new film follows Mandela’s journey from rural village child to burgeoning anti apartheid figurehead, and finally his election to the South African presidency.
The new trailer gives us even more opportunity to savour what looks like a remarkable central performance from Idris Elba, who is understandably drawing Oscar speculation already…
Take a look, below…
Having seen Elba crop up in a range of bit-parts in big Hollywood blockbusters, this finally looks like the first post-Stringer role worthy of the actor’s talents. Put simply, he is truly stunning here.
Directed by Justin Chadwick and co-starring Naomie Harris, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom opens in the UK on 3 January 2014.