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Review: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

PLOT: The life and times of Nelson Mandela ( Idris Elba )- from his early years as a lawyer in South Africa, to his involvement with the ANC (African National Congress) through his twenty-seven years in prison, to his eventual release and election as the first black president of South Africa. REVIEW: MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is certainly a well-timed film....

The Sharpeville Massacre is brought to disturbing life in this clip from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Idris Elba deserves to be recognized and I hope MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is the movie to do it. After turns on THE WIRE and THE OFFICE along with last year's PROMETHEUS, Elba is still not a household name. He has built a fanbase due to his BBC series LUTHER and this summer's PACIFIC RIM, and yet Elba is not where he needs to be, which is an A-list star. MANDELA: LONG WALK TO...

Idris Elba fights for his ideals in the full length trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Last week I brought you the first teaser for MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM. Idris Elba is nothing short of spectacular but all we got was a voice over coupled with a beautiful aerial shot. We saw Idris as Mandela walking through the plain surrounded by his children. The first theatrical trailer shows us why Idris Elba needs the recognition he deserves as an actor. The guy is...

Here's the first teaser for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom starring Idris Elba

This is not the first time that we have seen a portrayal of Nelson Mandela on film. If you recall, Morgan Freeman took on the role in 2009s INVICTUS. Now it's Idris Elba 's turn to take a swing at filling the shoes of a younger version of the former South African president in MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM. The first teaser gives us a beautiful aerial shot of Elba walking a...