Monday, June 08, 2009

Clint Eastwood Names Mandela Film After Poem "Invictus"

Clint Eastwood has directed yet what I'm hearing may be a extremely great movie titles "Invictus."The movie will star Morgan Freeman in the role of South African president Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar, the captain of the South African rugby team. The movie is based on the John Carlin book "Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation." The film follows Mandela's attempt to use the 1995 Rugby World Cup to heal his nation following his release from prison, the fall of apartheid and his election as president of South Africa.

The film was named after "Invictus" a short poem of the same name often recited by Mandela. The movie will premier Dec 11th

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