WATCH: Idris Elba’s First Trailer For ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’

Idris Elba in 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom'

Idris Elba in ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’

We already know that Idris Elba is good at speeches, and we already know that he is good at accents. So to see him deliver a fairly flawless Nelson Mandela in this, the trailer from the forthcoming biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom should come as no surprise.

However, it’s always startling when someone this talented becomes utterly unrecognisable in order to deliver something this stirring. Take a look:

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom is released on November 28. Watch it fly.

Fraser McAlpine

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