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New Poster Shows Idris Elba After His Long Walk To Freedom

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10/03/2013 12:39 pm
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New Poster Shows Idris Elba After His Long Walk To Freedom
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Kirsty Wallace

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We have already seen Idris Elba and how he is choosing to portray a young and imprisoned Nelson Mandela for the upcoming biopic, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.  However, this week, a new promotional poster has been released showing the Luther star as the elderly statesman Mandela. The movie, which is due for limited US release on November 29, will tell the story of Mandela's life from his childhood in South Africa, to becoming an anti-apartheid campaigner, including his 27 year imprisonment.  Current Bond girl, Naomie Harris, will be playing Mr Mandela's second wife, Winnie. Elba has previously spoken of the challenge of tackling such an iconic role and the importance of showing all sides to the political legend. "It was important we had both sides, the good and the bad. "I didn't want to deface Mr. Mandela in any way, but I didn't want to portray him in a way that wasn't honest... the challenges were massive, but we embraced them. "He had a very difficult life, so we weren't expected to make an easy film." The movie that has been directed by Justin Chadwick will have a limited release in the US on November 29 and is due to be released in the UK on January 3 2014. Watch the trailer for the movie below: [youtube=]


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