After single-handedly (not really) canceling the Apocalypse in Pacific Rim, powerhouse actor can soon be seen in what should be his most challenging role: Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
The first trailer for the (The Other Boylyn Girl) - directed movie doesn't completely answer the question if the actor has been succesful - at least not for me. I am too bad a judge of accents to say if his South African dialect is entirely correct, nor have I nor have i heard enough of Mandela's speeches to judge if Elba got the former South African president down precisely.
What I do know is that the actor's mighty presence protrudes every frame, and that cinematography and actorly support from as Winnie Mandela seem particularly strong.
Watch the trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom below:
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is released on November 29th.