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Morgan Freeman As Nelson Mandela In INVICTUS: First Look

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Morgan Freeman As Nelson Mandela In INVICTUS: First Look

Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela

Check out the first unofficial look at Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela from the upcoming Clint Eastwood-directed drama “Invictus,” previously titled “The Human Factor.” The new film’s title refers to a poem by William Ernest Henley that was often recited by Mandela. The newest Eastwood’s project sees Matt Damon as rugby star Francois Pienaar, who created, along with Nelson Mandela (Freeman), an event that gave whites and blacks in South Africa a common cause to rally around as the country was trying to heal from the wounds of apartheid. Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a NationThey formed a strong relationship when South Africa hosted the Rugby World Cup in 1995. The movie is an adaptation of John Carlin‘s book “Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation” and the script for “Invictus” was written by Anthony Peckham.
“There’s a whole long story as to how this came about, but the key point is that I met Morgan Freeman by absolute chance in a small town in Mississippi in June 2006 and it all took off from there. He had been wanting to play Mandela for several years but had not found a filmable story. This, it turned out, was it. Five months later we closed a deal, a screenwriter came over from California to pick my brains for a week, the script he came up with was great. Morgan Freeman loved it. So did his pal Clint Eastwood. Warner Bros too. So Freeman will be Mandela, Matt Damon will be in the film too and Eastwood will direct. Shooting starts in South Africa early in 2009, I understand,” said John Carlin.
“Invictus” which also stars Scott Eastwood, Langley Kirkwood, Grant Roberts and Bonnie Henna will hit theaters on December 11th, 2009. Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela In Invictus Morgan Freeman Clint Eastwood Clint Eastwood Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar In Invictus Matt Damon



  1. Thunda

    December 15, 2009 at 8:42 am

    There is no doubt that Morgan Freeman was born to play this part and that Matt Damon will do a good job.
    But seriously, why is the ‘President’ backing we can hardly see his face and the footballer facing front. Seriously this crap has to stop. Give blacks their due. You gave him the part to play but put him in his black place by putting the white man facing and him backing. This is crap. Well thought out crap.

  2. Thunda

    December 15, 2009 at 8:48 am

    This is on the poster for the movie. Sorry forgot to add that.

  3. Andrew Alexander

    December 23, 2009 at 7:33 am

    I can’t wait to see this movie! Invictus has a really cool facebook fan page too! Check it out:

  4. GuyverXT9

    January 4, 2010 at 4:20 am

    Why are you making it a black/white issue?? Racist.

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