Forthcoming biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” has been generating a lot of buzz lately…the words “Oscar” have definitely been thrown around the last couple of day. And Mandela’s biopic is getting more buzz as President Barack Obama has set a date to host a special White House screening.
This biopic chronicles Nelson Mandela’s early years, from his childhood in a rural village to being chosen as the first democratically elected president in South Africa. The film is backed up by Harvey Weinstein and stars Idris Elba as Mandela.
On Monday, Weinstein commended Obama, “Knowing what a strong relationship President Obama has with President Mandela, it’s an honor for this film to be shown at the White House.”
The film opens on Thanksgiving weekend on the 29th of this month. What do you guys think? Will you go watch it?