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Eastwood’s biopic on Mandela all set to release on Dec 11

Submitted by saveri on June 5, 2009 – 12:40 pmOne Comment
AP/Katy Winn

AP/Katy Winn

“Invictus”; a film based on Nelson Mandela’s life and his efforts to unite South Africa will finally gets  a worldwide opening on Dec 11 thanks to Warner Bros.

Invictus meaning Invincible in Latin, is Clint Eastwood’s new directorial venture starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. This South Africa set emotional drama attempts to showcase Nelson Mandela’s efforts as he brings into play the 1995 Rugby World Cup as a medium to re-establish his nation after his pro-release period and as the President of South Africa.

The name of the movie was derived from the poem written by William Earnest Henley in 1874 and likened by Nelson Mandela. The poem is a strong lesson in how humans need to stand post in adverse and undesirable situations.

Eastwood had previously titled the film as “The Human Factor” during its initial production stages and is a reproduction of a book inked by John Carlin named “Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation”.

Morgan Freeman has been cast in the role of Nelson Mandela while Matt Damon will portray the character of Francois Pienaar, the captain of the South African rugby team.

Warner Prod.’s release as of now has been decided to open worldwide, but things may change as the release date nears.

One Comment »

  • sheetal says:

    Mr. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, ‘The Nobel Peace Prize winner’ of 1993, is truly a living legend that I have witnessed so far…
    I still remember, I was in class seven then… The song that ruled Indian ‘Doordarshan’ during those days was-’Nelson Mandela, Mandela zindabad’…only to commemorate the 27 long years that he spent in prison on ‘Robben Island’ on the charges of ‘Sabotage’ by the ‘South African courts’…
    I just hope that this film based on Nelson Mandela’s life will portray the real side of his life, which ultimately will be a true tribute to this great man who ever walked earth…

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