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Idris Elba: Mandela role 'meant so much'

Idris Elba: Mandela role 'meant so much'

Jul 17 2013, 2:20am CDT | by

Idris Elba claims it ''meant so much'' to land the lead role in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'. The 40-year-old actor plays Nelson Mandela in the upcoming biographical film and admits he was over...

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Idris Elba: Mandela role 'meant so much'

Jul 17 2013, 2:20am CDT | by

Idris Elba claims it ''meant so much'' to land the lead role in 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom'.

The 40-year-old actor plays Nelson Mandela in the upcoming biographical film and admits he was over the moon when he was chosen to represent the South African anti-apartheid icon because it was such a big opportunity to educate people on a ''legend''.

Speaking to Reuters UK, he said: ''It meant so much to me, it's such a massive opportunity to be part of a true legend's life, and more importantly, the film re-educates people on this legend.

''I never met Mr. Mandela because he was very ill, so our interpretation of him was without his personal influence. But the script is such a good script, and obviously it comes from his book, and the book speaks for itself.''

Idris - who is known for playing Heimdall in 'Thor' - claims he felt immense pressure when he was handed the part because he'd never done a biopic movie before but isn't concerned about people judging him on his acting skills.

He explained: ''This is the first real biopic I've done, and there's no real difference in the process, but it's Mr. Mandela. So that's huge, everyone knows who he is and what he sounds like, and I look nothing like him.

''If I get judged, which I will, about my performance or how I sound or how I look, I think people miss the point. The point is that this is called 'Long Walk to Freedom', this is the book about his life and it's his own words.''

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The Equalizer Shoots To The Top Of The US Box Office

Sep 28 2014 8:00pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

The Boxtrolls steal thirdDenzel Washington has proved he’s got what it takes once again to open a film, collaborating for a second time with Training Day’s Antoine Fuqua to drive the violent, bloody film version of The Equalizer to the top of the US box office charts with $35 million, according to studio estimates.The success of the film is impressive given its mixed notices and the fact that it’s aimed more squarely at a more grown up audience than the usual key teen ...
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Astrid Berges-Frisbey Is King Arthur's Guinevere

Sep 18 2014 6:05pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

She'll join Charlie Hunnam at the Round TableWhile Guy Ritchie’s King Arthur film promises to be loaded with testosterone thanks to its knight-heavy ensemble, there will be at least one  balancing female presence in the group. Deadline reports that Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides’ mermaid Astrid Berges-Frisbey has been cast as Guinevere.Ritchie is currently filling his cast for the film, which Warner Bros. is hoping could launch a new franchise spann ...
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1 week ago

"Pirates" Mermaid To Become Guinevere

Sep 18 2014 5:45pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" and "I Origins" actress Astrid Berges-Frisbey has signed on to play Guinevere in Guy Ritchie's "Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur" at Warner Bros. Pictures. Frisbey beat out a number of other famed names vying for the role including Elizabeth Olsen, Felicity Jones and Alicia Vikander. Guinevere is of course the lover of Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) who ultimately betrays him for Lancelo ...
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2 weeks ago

‘No Good Deed’ Review

Sep 12 2014 5:01pm CDT | Source: screen rant

In the end, No Good Deed is pretty much what it promises to be: your standard home-invasion thriller. No Good Deed follows Terri (Taraji P. Henson), an Atlanta housewife and mother of two, who finds herself having to make a risky decision on a dark and stormy night. That decision is whether or not to provide aid to one Colin Evans (Idris Elba), a tall, dark and handsome man who was apparently injured ...
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2 weeks ago

No Good Deed Exclusive: Taraji P. Henson Calls Idris Elba a "Monster!"

Sep 11 2014 4:53pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

In No Good Deed, star Taraji P. Henson plays Terri. And Terri makes a bit of an error in judgment when her husband’s out of town and she lets a stranger (Idris Elba) into her home who has car trouble. As you see in the No Good Deed trailer, it starts a terrifying journey that finds both actors channeling new heights of awesomeness. For Henson, tackling a character in Terri that finds inner strength that was there all along was such a joy. She a ...
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2 weeks ago

Stringer Bell and Jimmy McNulty to reunite (probably as fish) in FINDING DORY!

Sep 11 2014 3:50pm CDT | Source: aintitcool

No word on who they're playing, but presumably they appear as a pair. Read the full article on AICN After PLANES payed homage to TOP GUN by featuring Val Kilmer and Anthony Edwards as talking fighter jets, perhaps I shouldn't be surprised by any more unlikely reteams in animated family films.   But who saw this coming?   A decade after they last faced down on THE WIRE, Dominic West and Idris Elba (a.k.a. Jimmy McNulty and String ...
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3 weeks ago

Denzel Washington As James Bond? “Yes I Would”

Sep 9 2014 2:20pm CDT | Source: movie fanatic

In a piece of news that is more fun than real, Denzel Washington took part of an AMA Reddit Q&A to promote his film The Equalizer and it was the usual question and answers until one fan posed a query that probably should have been asked 30 years ago. Would he play James Bond? “The next James Bond? They better hurry up! Yes I would! Who's doing James Bond now..Daniel Craig! Did they shoot another one? Everybody should tweet Denzel is James Bond! Send it to the st ...
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4 weeks ago

"Downton Abbey" on error

Aug 29 2014 6:08pm CDT | Source: cnn

The "Downton Abbey" bottle blooper, Idris Elba competes with Taraji P. Henson, and Bryan Cranston on his Emmy kis ...
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5 weeks ago

Benedict Cumberbatch to voice Shere Khan in Jungle Book: Origins

Aug 20 2014 1:20am CDT | Source: Total Film

After watching Disney make a series of canny casting announcements over the past few months, Andy Serkis’s Jungle Book: Origins has responded by adding Benedict Cumberbatch to its ranks. Cumberbatch will be supplying the dulcet tones of nefarious tiger, Shere Khan, a part that will be voiced by Idris Elba in the Disney version. No other cast members have been confirmed as yet, but with Scarlett Johansson, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’ ...
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5 weeks ago

Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Shere Khan in The Jungle Book!

Aug 19 2014 6:23pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

Who doesn't love Benedict Cumberbatch? He's Smaug, Sherlock and Khan, and he is one of the nicest nerd-actors to boot. The man is just so darned polite! He actively changed the name of his fandom because he was uncomfortable with a word that he felt to be derogatory; how's that for fan appreciation? He dances, he's silly, he makes hilarious videos and always takes pictures with his fans ...
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