Clint Eastwood has proven himself to be one of the preeminent directors of the past twenty years, having already won best director Oscars for Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby, but there is definite hope that Invictus will be one of his best. Invictus, of course, is the story of South African President Nelson Mandela, played by Morgan Freeman. Just like The Queen before it, Invictus is not exclusively about Mandela’s presidency, but about a focal event that helps define the feelings of the time – in this case the 1995 Rugby World Cup.
You can see the poster for the film below. Invictus will be in theaters December 11th, 2009.