A trailer has been released for the upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic “Long Walk to Freedom,” starring Idris Elba.
Based on an original screenplay by William Nicholson and directed by Justin Chadwick, “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” focuses on Mandela’s younger days. “Public Enemy No. 1,” “Hunted By Police,” “Feared By The Government” read title cards in the beginning of the clip, before words like “Liberator” and “Revolutionary” flash across the screen. (“The Social Network” trailer still has an influence on modern movie marketing, it seems.)
For his part, Elba looks strong. He’s been mentioned as a possible Best Actor contender, and this trailer does nothing to deter that excitement.
Check out the trailer for “Long Walk to Freedom” below:
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