Posted by | Cyrena Rose

HelloBeautiful is confirming that Golden Globe winner, Idris Elba will play Nelson Mandela in a biopic.  The British born actor will play the iconic South African leader in a film entitled, Long Walk to Freedom.

Elba is best known for his role as Russell “Stringer” Bell on HBO’s The Wire.

Here is Elba in his own words about playing Mandela, courtesy of

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