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    WATCH: First Trailer for 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,' Starring Idris Elba

    The first trailer for Justin Chadwick's "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" has landed, starring Idris Elba in the title role as the former South African president and anti-apartheid revolutionary. Naomie Harris ("Skyfall") also stars as Mandela's wife of 39 years, Winnie. Watch below.

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    Watch: Idris Elba Guns For Oscar As Nelson Mandela in First Full Trailer for 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    Last week, a short teaser premiered offering a tiny peak at "Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom," the biopic of the South African freedom fighter turned first democratically elect president. Little was shown, but we got to hear Idris Elba's spot on accent in a voiceover.

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    Watch: Idris Elba Fights For His Rights In New Trailer For 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom'

    Listen, we know you have to sell this intense drama about the struggle to end apartheid to a mass audience. But can we call a moratorium on using "Wavin' Flag" by K'naan for...well, anything...for about a decade? The official song for the 2010 World Cup (yes, which was held in South Africa, hence re...

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    Amandla! Watch Idris Elba, Naomie Harris In First Full Trailer For 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    I expected it would drop today, given that it's his 95th birthday.

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    Nelson Mandela Is 95 Today... A Brief Look At Past & Upcoming Films On His Life

    Today in history... July 18th, 1918, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, anti-apartheid activist and later the first South African president to be elected in a fully democratic election, serving from 1994 to 1999, was born in Mvezo, a village in the district of Umtata, in Eastern Cape province of South ...

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    The Good, The Bad & The Weird Of Guillermo Del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

    This weekend, Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim," a monster mash about giant creatures that come through an inter-dimensional portal on the ocean floor and the giant robots constructed to fight them, was neither an outright dud nor a smash. Beaten to number one by "Despicable Me 2," we can't imagine...

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    New Character Posters For Idris Elba & Naomie Harris As Nelson & Winnie Mandela + Teaser

    UPDATE: In addition to this morning's first-look footage at the film, a pair of new posters have surfaced, showing BOTH Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela AND Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela. All previous posters featured Idris as Nelson only.

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    Watch: Idris Elba Embodies Nelson Mandela in the First Teaser for 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    Starting today in theaters worldwide you can see Idris Elba fight off alien monsters in "Pacific Rim." While that film is unlikely to snag him any awards come Fall, his next project, the Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," is -- should it go over well.

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