Mandela movie poster released

By Drum Digital
20 May 2013

First image of Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.

Above is the first image of Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela in  Mandela:  Long Walk To Freedom. The image was released globally today at an event at the Cannes International Film Festival.

The highly  anticipated big screen adaptation of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Long Walk To Freedom,is due to be released in South Africa later on this year. Naomie Harris who just recently acted in the 007 series Skyfallplays Mandela's wife, Winnie.

The film cast features a number of South African actors  FW De Klerk is played by Gys de Villiers, SA comedian Riaad Moosa plays Ahmed Kathrada, Fana Mokoena as Govan Mbeki.

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