Check out Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela in first ‘Long Walk to Freedom’ Poster

Idris Elba in 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' PosterHere’s a first look at British actor Idris Elba in the official theatrical poster for The Weinstein Company’s Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.

In the film, Elba plays the iconic Nelson Mandela during his earlier years. The film is based on the former South African President’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society.

The film also stars Naomie Harris, who plays Winnie Mandela, his former wife.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom screened in NYC recently, but none of our staff got the chance to see it. If you missed the screening like we did, you’ll have to wait until it hits theaters on November 29.

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