Nelson Mandela to be played by Idris Elba
Special to USAfrica
Golden Globe winner and charismatic actor Idris Elba has confirmed that he will play human rights activist and former South African president Nelson Mandela in an upcoming movie.
In an interview with Hip Hollywood, the British actor said that the film will be based on the iconic nationalist Mandela’s official autobiography “Long Walk To Freedom,” which was released in 1995.
Elba said that: “My big project this year, I’m gonna go play Nelson Mandela in Long Walk To Freedom, which is his official book. That’s where my head is geared to this summer.” The book chronicles Dr. Mandela’s life and 27 years in prison.
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