Take a Look: Idris Elba as Mandela

Get a sneak peek at the British actor as South Africa's national hero.

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Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (IMDB.com)

We've seen him as a professional bank robber in Takers, a working-class father in Daddy's Girls, a demented but brilliant detective in Luther -- and of course as Stringer Bell in HBO's The Wire -- but we've never seen Idris Elba as a historical figure. Until now.

Check out the new poster for the upcoming film, based on Nelson Mandela's autobiography, at the Hollywood Reporter. Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom will have a limited release in the U.S. later this year.

See the poster and read more at the Hollywood Reporter.

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