Idris Elba stars in new trailer for Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom: watch now

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom has released a new trailer, in which Idris Elba portrays the South African leader on his road to the presidency.

The new trailer covers much of the same footage that we've already seen in the other trailers, with a few new snippets thrown in for good measure.

There's also the addition of a new track from U2 around the halfway mark, just in case Nelson Mandela's story wasn't already tugging sufficiently hard on the heart-strings.

Take a look at the new trailer, below:

Whatever your opinion on the musical accompaniment, this still looks like an excellent showcase for Elba's considerable talents, in what promises to be his most substantial big-screen role to date.

Directed by Justin Chadwick and co-starring Naomie Harris, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom will open in the UK on 3 January 2014.

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