Mandela biopic to be released in November
JOHANNESBURG (AFP) - A film based on Nelson Mandela's bestselling autobiography Long Walk To Freedom will be released in November, producers said on Monday.
The biopic, entitled Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, is to star British actor Idris Elba as the iconic anti-apartheid hero and will trace his life from childhood to imprisonment and presidency in 1994.
"We are honoured to have had Madiba licence us the film rights to his fascinating life story," said producer Anant Singh in a statement, using the popular name for Mr Mandela.
Mr Singh said he was pleased when Mr Mandela looked at some of the images of Elba in the trademark Madiba shirt, and remarked, "Is that me?"