The Weinstein Company has unveiled this new trailer for the much anticipated Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Based on the Nobel Peace Prize winner’s autobiography of the same name. Opening in theatres this November 29th the drama stars Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva, Jamie Bartlett, Lindiwe Matshikiza, Deon Lotz & Terry Pheto. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom chronicles his early life, coming of age, education & 27 years in prison before becoming President & his work to rebuild the country's once segregated society. Justin Chadwick directs from a script by William Nicholson. Hit the jump for the details.
Synopsis: "This epic motion picture spans Mandela’s extraordinary life, from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected President of South Africa. MANDELA is the thrilling story of an ordinary man who rose to the challenge of his times and triumphed – an intimate portrait of the making of a modern icon. The largest South African film production ever mounted, MANDELA was made with the full support and endorsement of Mr Mandela, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. Mr Mandela entrusted his life story to South African producer Anant Singh in the face of fierce competition from the major international Studios. Singh spent 16 years developing the film before it began shooting in May 2012. Thousands of South Africans participated in the making of the film, both behind and in front of the camera, where the cream of South Africa’s acting talent line up alongside British stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris."