The countdown is on!
Even though a new Idris Elba film — “Pacific Rim” — is out today, we’re already salivating for another one!
The one that everyone is buzzing about (with the hopes that this could be an award-winning turn for the British actor) is “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,” which is directed by Justin Chadwick.
Idris, of course, portrays South African icon Nelson Mandela; Naomie Harris portrays his former wife, Winnie Mandela. This biopic will tell the story of Nelson’s life starting with his childhood in a rural village and go to his inauguration as the first (democratically) elected president of South Africa. (And in case you’re following Nelson Mandela news, his wife says that he’s responding while in critical, but stable condition.)
The film hits theaters on Nov. 29th. Check out the first teaser below. (Also note that this is a UK teaser; they won’t see the film until Jan.)