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Sunday, 7 June 2009

Invictus - Poster for Clint Eastwood's Nelson Mandela movie

Clint Eastwood is making a film based around Nelson Mandela. It was called The Human Factor (as this poster states) but had now been changed to Invictus.

Jeffrey Wells on Hollywood Elsewhere summed the poster up rather well - "Matt Damon, who plays rugby star Francois Pienaar, is wearing the same kind of green jacket that he's been photographed wearing on Clint Eastwood's set, but without the dyed blonde hair. And it sure seems as if the rendering of Morgan Freeman, who plays Nelson Mandela, is taken from Million Dollar Baby. I mean, it's just crap."

The film itself sounds pretty good though.

Invictus (meaning Invincible in Latin) 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.

It focuses on the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Damon plays rugby star Francois Pienaar, who as captain of the all-white South African rugby team led them to a victory at the world cup and gave the country's whites and blacks a common cause to rally around as they healed from years of apartheid.
It is due out on 11th December.

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