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Idris Elba was pretty good in Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim”, even if 90% of the stuff they had him saying made me cringe. Then again, whenever someone opened their mouth in that movie, I cringed, but whatever. Point is, Elba still managed to be pretty good in it, and if he can polish that turd of a character, you can expect he’ll slay in a movie about something as important as Nelson Mandela’s life.
Yes, I know, it’s obviously Oscar bait. But from the looks of this trailer, it’s deservedly so, and I think there’s something to be said about that.
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society.
Starring Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto, Robert Hobbs, Grant Swanby, Mark Elderkin, Garth Breytenbach, Theo Landey, Gys De Villiers, Sivuyile Ngesi, Armand Aucamp, Richard Lothian, Nomfusi Gotyana, and Rohil Aniruth.
Idris goes for a walk this November 29th.