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12 July 2013  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Exclusive

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If you need an example of determination and tenacity to get you through to the weekend, here are a couple of posters for the upcoming Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom to help inspire you. With Idris Elba as the South African President and Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela, the film aims to cover Mandela's whole life, so no pressure.

Telling Mandela's story from his youth in a rural village to his election as President, this is certainly epic in scope. It's based on Mandela's autobiography, which gives the film its subtitle and which is a fascinating read if you have a spare 656 pages in your life (there's also an illustrated version for kids if you prefer).

South African producer Anant Singh apparently spent 16 years developing the film, which is reportedly South Africa's biggest-ever production. Justin Chadwick, director of The Other Boleyn Girl, is in charge, with a script by regular Ridley Scott collaborator William Nicholson.

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom opens in the UK on January 3 next year.


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im a South African and i am absolutely blown away by how accurate Idris Elba sounds as Mandela, cant wait! More

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