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First Look: Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela

July 18, 2013
Elba as Mandela. Photo courtesy of TWC.

Elba as Mandela. Photo courtesy of TWC.

Today, in celebration of Nelson Mandela‘s 95th birthday, The Weinstein Company released the first full-length trailer for Idris Elba‘s Oscar hopeful, Madela: Long Walk to Freedom. The take-aways:

– He may not look like Nelson Mandela, but Elba is a strong actor finally getting a chance at a meaty theatrical role.

– As the US continues to struggle with race relations – and the clear division perceptions about race can cause – it is good to remind us of how race has dominated headline around the world for decades.

– The Weinstein Company has a lot of contenders for this year’s Oscar race. Elba just officially threw his hat into the ring as well.

The film opens in the US on November 29.

 

 

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