The casting agents for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom must have breathed a sigh of relief when walked in. Mandela's story is one of the most important events of the 20th Century, so a lead actor who can lend the appropriate amount of dignity to the role is vital.
Here's Elba in costume, and as his wife, Winnie.
The new trailer has finally been released for Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom, and is pretty pleased to have sourced the first new U2 song since 2010 for the trailer. 'Ordinary Love' is featured below, and whatever your musical taste, it's appropriate that U2 have been longtime supporters of Mandela.
Stirring stuff, eh? Here's a couple more clips from the movie:
Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom hits theaters November 29, 2013.