[Movies] Weinstein Company Acquires Nelson Mandela Biopic
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 02.22.2013
Film stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris...
The Weinstein Company has announced that it has picked up the North American, Australian and New Zealand distribution rights to the Nelson Mandela biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The film is directed by Justin Chadwick and stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris; it began production in May of last year and finished in September.
TRhe film is based on Mandela's 1996 book and will be produced by Anant Singh, who began communicating with Mandela about making a film based on his life while the noted South African leader was still in prison. The film was shot on location in South Africa.