'Mandela' opens in theaters

Actor Idris Elba, left, stars as Mandela in "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom." (comingsoon.net)

Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 1:02 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 1:02 p.m.

"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" opens nationwide in a limited number of theaters on Friday.

The movie will not be released this week in Gainesville.

The movie is a biographical film based on the 1994 book, "Long Walk to Freedom" by anti-apartheid revolutionary and former South African President Nelson Mandela.

It stars Idris Elba as Mandela and Naomie Harris as his wife, Winnie.

The film premiered in early September at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.

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