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Despite the trailer for this coming out over a month ago this film has only just come to my attention over the past couple of weeks. I have started to write about trailers more often now and I think that this is a good one to write about.
Nelson Mandela is no doubt one of the most famous people in the world and is considered a hero by many in South Africa. His story is know around the world but to my knoweledge a film about his personal life has not been done like this before.
Invictus a film directed by Clint Eastwood saw Morgan Freeman take on the role of Nelson Mandela. That film was set when Mandela was president and this film will follow Mandela’s early life and the run up to his imprisonment.
From the trailer Idris Elba looks and sounds incredible as Mandela. I think he is a shoe in to get an oscar nomination and I think his chances of winning for this role are quite high.
The film does show a different Mandela. People forget that he commited acts of terrosim against South Africa. Its not for me to say if it was justified or not but following that story is far more intresting that him as president.
Overall the trailer really has me excited for this film and will likely win oscars because of its backing by The Weinstein Company. Idris Elba is also becoming more known in Hollywood. He has already won a Golden Globe for his portrayal as John Luther in ‘Luther’ so it is likely more awards will come his way.
What do you think of the trailer? Please comment below.
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