Stirring first trailer for Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom: watch now

Plus a look at the poster

Idris Elba will no doubt be the centre of serious awards talk for anyone who's seen the trailer for Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.

A change of pace for the star after 'bots vs monsters melee Pacific Rim, the film sees him play Nelson Mandela, charting the South African politician's rise to anti-Apartheid figurehead.

Naomie Harris co-stars as his wife Winnie Mandela, and Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) directs.

The simple teaser trailer sees a figure (presumably Mandela) strolling across a landscape, while Elba's voiceover intones some moving hypotheses on love and hate.

Check out the trailer below now:

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom opens in the UK on 3 January 2014.

Check out the latest poster:

What do you think of the trailer? Comment below...

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      Jul 13th 2013, 14:47

      ...nothing says pathos and emotion like those four 'oh no, gandalf's dead' chords.

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    • Ali1748

      Jul 13th 2013, 15:00

      Is that really Elba's voice? it's uncanny.

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