'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Trailer: Idris Elba Finally Gets His Oscar Bait, Maybe

July 19, 2013


Anyone who's ever seen the series The Wire or Luther have been waiting for Idris Elba to finally get the big-time, mainstream recognition he pretty clearly deserves. A string of blockbuster supporting roles recently ending in an ID4 knock-off speech haven't really done it for him, but maybe he'll finally find some luck with this powerful, biographic leading role in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. From The Other Boleyn Girl director Justin Chadwick, the film looks a bit bombastic and more than a little over the top in its painting of a rousing, inspiring freedom fighter. But hey, so did Lincoln, and that still did pretty well for ol' Danny D-L, right?

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