Clint Eastwood is looking to direct the upcoming Warner Brothers' film The Human Factor. According to Variety, the film will center on how the 1995 Rugby World Cup helped heal post-apartheid race relations in South Africa.
The project is an adaptation of John Carlin's book The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Changed the World. Morgan Freeman has already signed on to play Mandela, and Matt Damon is looking to star as the captain of the Springboks.
South African scribe Anthony Peckham wrote the screenplay, which has Mandela's blessings. The story takes place right after the fall of apartheid, when Mandela was released from prison and became the president of South Africa. Freeman personally brought Eastwood onto the project.
There is no set start date for the film at this time.