Get it? “You too”, because this new trailer for the Idris Elba starring Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom features “Ordinary Love”, the new song from U2. Thank you, I’ll be here all week, don’t forget to tip your waiter.
Luckily for you guys, there’s more this post than just my lame jokes, so here’s that new, rather emotive trailer for this tale about Tata Madiba.
“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” is based on South African President Nelson Mandela’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. Idris Elba (“Prometheus”) stars as Nelson Mandela with Justin Chadwick (“The Other Boleyn Girl”) directing.
The Weinstein Company commissioned the part-time rockers, full time self appointed global conscience to pen the song specifically for the film, and I have to admit that it works rather well in this trailer, especially with the Mandela voiceover.
The film has been receiving reasonably decent buzz from the film festival circuit, with a lot of very positive words being directed Mr Elba’s way, as he apparently turns in quite the performance, as is evident by this trailer.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom will be teaching us to love (biopics about our leaders) on November 29, 2013.
Last Updated: October 22, 2013