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    Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

    The always-imposing Idris Elba does a fine job interpreting the (now) larger-than-life figure of Nelson Mandela...

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    Review: A South African Perspective On 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'

    "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" aims to be more emotionally resonant than historically precise.

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    Hey NYC! Idris Elba & Naomie Harris Will Be At The Apple Store SOHO Tonight To Talk 'Mandela'

    Hey NYC! Idris Elba & Naomi Harris Will Be At The Apple Store SOHO Tonight To Talk 'Mandela'

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    Watch: Latest 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Features Original U2 Song

    The Weinstein Company has released a new trailer in anticipation of director Justin Chadwick's upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," based on Mandela's autobiography of the same name.

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    'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Review Roundup: Idris Elba Gives Towering Performance, but Film Doesn't Rise to the Occasion

    Critics thus far generally agree that Idris Elba turns in a fine performance as the eponymous lead of Justin Chadwick's biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," which recently premiered at TIFF. They also generally agree that the film itself isn't up to Idris' performance, that it's overly "reverenti...

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    TV Dial: Danny McBride, Jody Hill & Annette Bening Line Up HBO Gigs; 'Under The Dome' Gets Second Season & More

    Big-screen success has been elusive for the comedic duo, but that hasn’t kept Danny McBride and Jody Hill from creating one of the most iconic comedic characters in Kenny Powers on the HBO series “Eastbound & Down.” Though that show is winding down with its final season airing later this year, McBri...

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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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    Weinstein Company Takes Biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,' Starring Idris Elba: Oscar Fodder?

    The Weinstein Company has acquired all North American, Australian and New Zealand distribution rights to the Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." The film stars Idris Elba ("Prometheus," "The Wire") in the title role of the former South African president and anti-apartheid revoluti...

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    TWC Acquires Idris Elba Starring Biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom"

    North American, Australian and New Zealand distribution rights to Justin Chadwick's ("The Other Boleyn Girl") upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" have been acquired by The Weinstein Company, the company announced today with producer Anant Singh...

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    Naomie Harris To Play Winnie Mandela Opposite Idris Elba In 'Long Walk To Freedom'; Justin Chadwick In Talks To Direct

    A film adaptation of "Long Walk To Freedom," Nelson Mandela's memoir of his time in prison under South African apartheid, his subsequent release, and rise to the presidency, has been, ironically, a long time coming. Back in the 1990s, "Elizabeth" director Shekhar Kapur was at...

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