Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013, UK, South Africa) September 28, 2014
Director: Justin Chadwick
Starring: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Riaad Moosa, Zolani Mkiva
Genre: Biography, Drama
Duration: 141 mins
Based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, it chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. Directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl), and produced by Anant Singh. Mandela personally awarded the film rights to the book to Singh’s company. Singh believes that as the film is based on Mandela’s own writing, it will be the “definitive” biopic of him. Idris Elba (The Wire) and Naomie Harris (Skyfall) star as Nelson and Winnie Mandela.