Idris Elba Confimed for Mandela Biopic

February 22, 2012  |  

A couple of months ago rumors surfaced that Idris Elba would play Nelson Mandela in an upcoming biopic, and now the British actor has confirmed the talk is true.

In an interview with Hip Hollywood, Idris talked about his latest film “Ghost Rider,” but when asked how he plans to follow up his big Golden Globe win for Luther this year, he said this summer he’ll be focusing on his upcoming role as Nelson Mandela in a new film.

Idris said he will portray the South African leader as he was in Long Walk to Freedom, Mandela’s official autobiographical book which details his educational upbringing, coming of age, and the 27 years he spent in prison.

So far no other details about who will be a part of the project have been revealed, so it will be interesting to see who else is involved as details unravel.

What do you think about this pick? Will Idris do the role justice?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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