Idris Elba’s Mandela Pic to Open Thanksgiving Weekend


*Oooooo.* (Hmmmmm.)

Originally posted on Black America Web:

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, has finally gotten itself a U.S. distributor.

At the Cannes Film Festival in France over the weekend, the film’s production companies Pathe International and Distant Horizon struck a deal with The Weinstein Company for distribution throughout North America, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Distribution was also picked up for France, Germany, Brazil and Australia, among others.

“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” is based on Mandela’s autobiography. It traces the freedom fighter’s journey from childhood to his election as president of South Africa. “It explores the Mandela unknown to most of the world — the lover of fast cars and women, the boxing enthusiast and playboy, the skillful lawyer and the gun-toting freedom fighter,” according to a description of the film.

At an event in Cannes this weekend, The Weinstein Company announced a Thanksgiving weekend release for the movie in…

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