Idris Elba stars in new trailer for Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

From man to leader

The new trailer for Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom has arrived online, in which Idris Elba turns in a stirring performance as Nelson Mandela.

The film will follow Mandela's life from his early days in a rural South African village to his eventual accession to the country's presidency, via his long spell of imprisonment in the interim.

The new trailer shows off the techniques used to visually age Elba, as he goes through the transformation from young firebrand to graceful elder statesman.

Take a look at the new trailer, below…

Living up to the legend of Mandela was always going to be a big ask, but Elba looks to have delivered an absolute powerhouse of a performance here, lighting up the screen whenever he appears. Oscar recognition surely awaits…

Directed by Justin Chadwick and co-starring Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto and Jamie Bartlett, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom opens in the UK on 3 January 2014.

What do you think of the new trailer? Tell us, below!


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      Sep 12th 2013, 7:40

      Actually made me well-up a little bit!!

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      Sep 12th 2013, 20:19

      I really hope Idris gets an Oscar nomination for this role.

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