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Idris Elba To Play Nelson Mandela In An Official Biopic

Idris Elba will play Nelson Mandela in an “official” biopic.

The actor is in the middle of finalizing a deal in which he will channel the former South African president.

After Elba’s stellar performance as Stringer Bell on HBO series “The Wire,” his career has took off. The British star has been in such films as 28 Weeks Later, Thor, American Gangster, RocknRolla, Prom Night, The Unborn, Obsessed, Takers, The Losers, along with his Golden Globe-nominated BBC series “Luther.”

Idris Elba continues to receive parts in movies. He will be in the superhero sequel Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and also has upcoming releases including Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel, Prometheus, and Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim.

Filming for the biopic is set to begin early 2012.

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  1. lilkunta says:

    he isnt as tall as mandela is.
    he is darker than mandela is.
    he doesnt have the small eyes mandela has.
    idris, you need to do what will smith did to portray ali: total transformation.
    good luck.

    also please step up and take care of your daughter.
    $ is not enough.

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