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WATCH: New Trailer for 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,' Featuring New Original Song by U2

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 18, 2013 at 11:27AM

A new trailer has arrived for "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," featuring a brand new U2 song, "Ordinary Love." The film, which stars Idris Elba in the title role of South Africa's former president and anti-apartheid revolutionary, played to middling reviews upon its TIFF premiere, though praise for Elba continues to be high.
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Idris Elba in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
Idris Elba in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"

A new trailer has arrived for "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," featuring a brand new U2 song, "Ordinary Love." The film, which stars Idris Elba in the title role of South Africa's former president and anti-apartheid revolutionary, played to middling reviews upon its TIFF premiere, though praise for Elba continues to be high.

Directed by Justin Chadwick ("The Other Boleyn Girl") and adapted by scribe William Nicholson ("Les Miserables") from Mandela's autobiography, it also stars Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela.

The film hits theaters November 29, via the Weinstein Company. Our TOH! review out of the New Orleans Film Festival is here. The first trailer is here.

This article is related to: Video, Video, Trailers, Trailers, Idris Elba, Naomie Harris


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.