Idris Elba Plays The African Legend In “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”

British Actor Idris Elba who was in Nigeria late last year to host D’Banj’s Koko Concert at Atlantic City will be playing the legendary Nelson Mandela of South Africa in a new movie titled “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.”


Written by William Nicholson (screenplay), and directed by Justin Chadwick, the movie chronicles the story of Nelson Mandela’s fight for freedom and struggles against apartheid, his 27 years jail term and his eventual rise to become the leader of South Africa.

The movie is due for release in the UK on Friday 29th of November, 2013. Idris is seen on the poster depicting Nelson Mandela with considerable resemblance.

Skyfall Bond girl Naomie Harris will star alongside Idris Elba as Nelson’s wife, others include South African actress Terry Pheto as Evelyn, Grant Swanby as Sergeant Voster and Robert Hobbs as Chief Warden.


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