The first image of actor Idris Elba in the long-awaited Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,
which releases in South Africa later this year, was revealed at an event at the Cannes
Film Festival in France by producer Anant Singh of Videovision Entertainment and Harvey
Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company which has acquired the film for
distribution in the United States.
Directed by Justin Chadwick (The First Grader, The Other Boleyn Girl), Mandela: Long
Walk To Freedom, is the big screen adaptation of the autobiography of former South
African president, freedom fighter and global icon, Nelson Mandela. Starring alongside
Idris Elba (Luther), who plays Mandela, is Naomie Harris (Skyfall, The First Grader).
Among the large South Africa cast are Gys de Villiers, Terry Pheto, Grant Swanby and
A series of images from the film will be rolled out in the forthcoming weeks.
Mandela: A Long Walk To Freedom is produced by Videovision Entertainment, Distant
Horizon and Pathe.