Here are a couple of posters for the upcoming Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. With Idris Elba as the South African President and Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela, the film aims to cover Mandela’s very challenging life.
Telling Mandela’s story from his youth in a rural village to his election as President, this is certainly epic in scope. It’s based on Mandela’s autobiography.
South African producer Anant Singh apparently spent 16 years developing the film, which is reportedly South Africa’s biggest-ever production. Justin Chadwick, director of The Other Boleyn Girl, is in charge, with a script by regular Ridley Scott collaborator William Nicholson.