Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela? Sure, why not. I’m reasonably certain Idris Elba can play just about anyone and make it convincing. It’s all in the delivery, isn’t it? And in this first teaser trailer for “The Other Boleyn Girl” director Justin Chadwick’s “Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom”, it sure sounds like Elba has the delivery down pat. Of course this is just a teaser trailer and there isn’t much here, so it would be nice if we could see more.
(And of course I’m assuming that’s actually Elba’s voice we’re hearing, reading something Mandela said, and not actually Mandela. I could be wrong, of course.)
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Starring Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Mark Elderkin, Robert Hobbs, Grant Swanby and Theo Landey.
Mandela takes his walk this November 29th in limited release.