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Mark Newton

's Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom has just received its very first poster. Check out decked out in South African colors below:

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom was recently showcased at Cannes and will tell the story of the anti-apartheid revolutionary who eventually became South Africa's first black President. However, the movie promises to deliver a Mandela you might not have seen before, the official description states:

It explores the Mandela unknown to most of the world -- the lover of fast cars and women, the boxing enthusiast and playboy, the skillful lawyer and the gun-toting freedom fighter.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which also stars , is expected to be in theaters in time for this year's award season.

What do you think? Can Idris Elba pull off this iconic role? Let me know below.