Today, we get our first look at the upcoming film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, based on the life of South African leader. The story follows the early life of Nelson Mandela and draws its story from the autobiography of the same title which published 17 years ago. The film will focus on the anti-apartheid activist’s rural upbringing to how he coped with being in prison for 27 years.
British actor Idris Elba stars as Mandela and Naomie Harris will portray former wife Winnie. Elba also co-directed the movie alongside Justin Chadwick.
The film is slated for theaters in late fall 2013.