Watch: The First Full Trailer Of ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ Is Here


Earlier in the week we got our first look at the teaser trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, the biopic starring Idris Elba as a young Nelson Mandela. The teaser alone had me excited for the film and today the full-length trailer is here! In just a few seconds, I realized that I legitimately know very little about Nelson Mandela and the revolutionary work he did prior to being imprisoned. Much of my knowledge– and perhaps the general public knowledge– pertains to his monumental release from prison after serving nearly 30 years, and his being elected the first black South African President of South Africa. But so much happened before that, and I think this movie is really going to bring that important story to life. Idris Elba looks like he really embodied the role, and everyone is screaming ‘Oscar,’ which would be amazing to see. Peep the video for more!