Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

(2013)

Nelson Mandela's life story is told with this Justin Chadwick-directed adaptation of the once-imprisoned South African leader's autobiography. William Nicholson provides the script, with Idris Alba and Naomie Harris heading up the cast. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Watch U2 Introduce ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’

Watch U2 Introduce ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’

The Weinstein Company has released a new video featuring U2 lead singer Bono delivering a heartfelt introduction at a recent advance screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The iconic rock band also has a new song entitled "Ordinary Love," which was inspired by the film and featured on the soundtrack. Take a look at this video, also featuring Nelson Mandela's daughter Zenani Mandela.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom was released November 29th, 2013.

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‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ TV Spot 'Man of Peace'

‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ TV Spot 'Man of Peace'

Watch how a man of peace stands up to fight for his freedom in the latest TV spot for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Idris Elba stars as South African leader Nelson Mandela in this upcoming drama, which takes viewers through his entire life, including the 27 years he was imprisoned before being released and becoming the embattled nation's president. Director Justin Chadwick's drama, which co-stars Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela, debuts in limited release November 29, before opening nationwide on Christmas Day.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom was released November 29th, 2013.

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Second ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Trailer

Second ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Trailer

The harrowing journey of South African leader Nelson Mandela hits the big screen this fall in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The Weinstein Company has released the second trailer for this upcoming biopic, starring Idris Elba as the man who fought with his life to give his people freedom. Directed by Justin Chadwick, this inspiring drama hits theaters nationwide November 29.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom was released November 29th, 2013.

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‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Trailer Starring Idris Elba

‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Trailer Starring Idris Elba

Following his role in the action-thriller Pacific Rim, Idris Elba takes on the role of a lifetime in the first trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Justin Chadwick directs this biopic that follows Nelson Mandela's entire life from childhood, to the 27 years he spent in prison, to his election as South African president. Watch the first footage form this powerful drama, in theaters November 29.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom was released November 29th, 2013.

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‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ International Trailer

‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ International Trailer

While you can see Idris Elba taking on the kaiju monsters in Pacific Rim this weekend, the actor takes on the role of a lifetime in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Directed by Justin Chadwick, this biopic explores the entire life of Nelson Mandela, from his early upbringing, to the 27 years he spent locked up in prison, and his rise to the South African presidency where he helped tear down the country's tradition of Apartheid. Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto, and Robert Hobbs co-star in this biopic, arriving in theaters November 29th. In addition, we also have the latest posters for this upcoming biopic.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom was released November 29th, 2013.

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‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Poster

‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Poster

Acquired by The Weinstein Company earlier this year, director Justin Chadwick's Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom may be an Oscar contender when it hits theaters in limited release on November 29. The studio has released a new poster featuring Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela in this biopic, which follows his entire life from childhood, to being imprisoned for over 27 years, to being elected the South African president. Take a look at this iconic "trouble maker" in the latest one-sheet.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom was released November 29th, 2013.

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‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Lands at the Weinstein Company

‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Lands at the Weinstein Company

The Weinstein Company and Anant Singh announced today the acquisition, by TWC, of the North American, Australian and New Zealand distribution rights to the film of Nelson Mandela's life based on his autobiography Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The film is directed by Justin Chadwick (The First Grader, The Other Boleyn Girl) and produced by Anant Singh.

Singh began communicating with Mandela about making a film based on his life while he was still in prison and acquired the film rights to Mandela's book at the time of its publication in 1996 and development on the film began immediately when Academy Award Nominee, writer William Nicholson (Les Miserables, Gladiator, Shadowlands) signed on. The completion of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom sees the culmination of Singh's most ambitious project to date.

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‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ First Look Photo with Idris Elba and Naomie Harris

‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ First Look Photo with Idris Elba and Naomie Harris

Last time we shared something with you from our friends at Black Film, we were told by the studio to remove it, because it was leaked material! So, hopefully, this latest first look from them sticks around for more than a couple of minutes. Today, Black Film has for us the first photo from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, featuring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris. Directed by Justin Chadwick, the film will follow Nelson Mandela's extraordinary journey from childhood to becoming President of South Africa.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom was released November 29th, 2013.

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