According to Variety, Warner Bros. will be bringing out Clint Eastwood's Nelson Mandela film Invictus on Dec. 11.

Morgan Freeman stars as the famous human rights advocate. Matt Damon also headlines this film. Eastwood took the title of the film from a short poem that Mandela often recited. It was written by William Ernest Henley.

Initially, the film was called The Human Factor. It was adapted from John Carlin's novel "Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation."

The film follows Mandela as he attempted to use the 1995 Rugby World Cup to help heal the wounds of his nation as he was released from prison. Also heavily chronicled will be the end of apartheid and his eventual election as president of South Africa.

Damon plays Francois Pienaar, the captain of South Africa's rugby team.

The December 11 opening puts Invictus directly in the line of awards season fire.