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First Trailer for ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Drops on Mandela’s 95th Birthday

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The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Distant Horizon have released the first trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, starring Idris Elba in the titular role. The date is no coincidence, as July 18 marks the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela (otherwise known as Nelson Mandela International Day). TWC has shown footage of the film to the United Nations General Assembly, with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and others in attendance.

Skyfall’s Naomie Harris also stars as Nelson’s wife, Winnie Mandela. Based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom will be in theaters on November 29.

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