(AllHipHop News) Yesterday (July 18) was the birthday of global icon Nelson Mandela. In celebration of the 95-year-old freedom fighter, former leader of the African National Congress, and first black South African president’s born day, The Weinstein Company production studio released the first trailer for the upcoming biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom starring Idris Elba.
The movie is directed by British filmmaker Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl, The First Grader) and based on Mandela’s 1994 memoir Long Walk to Freedom. Naomie Harris plays Winnie Mandela and Robert Hobbs appears as Chief Warden.
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Watch the trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom below.