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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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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’o, Giancarlo Esposito and Christopher Walken all li ...
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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, he officiated his friend ...
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Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Andy Serkis' Jungle Book: Origins

Aug 19 2014 2:42pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

He'll voice Shere KhanWe’ve had a virtual ark’s worth of animal voice casting announcements for Jon Favreau’s Disney-backed take on a new Jungle Book film, yet heard very little about Andy Serkis’ competing project, Jungle Book: Origins for Warner Bros. That all changed today when The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Benedict Cumberbatch has agreed to lend his distinctive voice box to lethal tiger Shere Khan.Yes, ladies and ...
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Cumberbatch Is Khan In "Jungle Book: Origins"

Aug 19 2014 1:44pm CDT | Source: dark horizons

"Sherlock" star Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play a different kind of Khan as he joins the voice cast of "Jungle Book: Origins" for Warner Bros. Pictures. Cumberbatch will voice Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger and villain of Rudyard Kipling's classic tale of a boy named Mowgli who is raised by jungle animals. Andy Serkis makes his directorial debut on the movie which is ...
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Benedict Cumberbatch to Voice Shere Khan in Andy Serkis’ JUNGLE BOOK: ORIGINS

Aug 19 2014 11:52am CDT | Source: Collider

Jon Favreau’s version of The Jungle Book for Disney already has Neel Sethi, Lupita Nyong’o, Idris Elba, Scarlett Johansson, Sir Ben Kingsley, Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito on board and is barreling towards an October 9, 2015 debut, but now Andy Serkis’ rendition for Warner Bros., which is now titled Jungle Book: Origins, is making some moves, too. Serkis’ Jungle Book just locked its very first star, Benedict Cumbe ...
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Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Andy Serkis’ ‘Jungle Book: Origins’ As Another Khan

Aug 19 2014 10:51am CDT | Source: Slash Film

Disney and Warner Bros. are both making Jungle Book movies. Disney’s will be out October 2015, and the Warner Bros. one comes out October 2016. Disney has Jon Favreau directing, Warner Bros. has Andy Serkis. Disney has Idris Elba voicing the villainous Shere Khan and now Warner Bros. has cast Benedict Cumberbatch in the same role in Jungle Book: Origins. Read more about the Benedict Cumberbatch Jungle Book casting below. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of the Benedict Cu ...
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Samantha Barks Heads Down A Hundred Streets

Aug 14 2014 3:51pm CDT | Source: Empire Online

Ken Stott, Charlie Creed Miles and more aboard the dramaWith Gemma Arterton and Idris Elba locked in to star, director Jim O’Hanlon has been busy building the rest of the ensemble for his slice-of-London-life drama A Hundred Streets. Les Miserables’ Samantha Barks is aboard alongside Charlie Creed-Miles, Ken Stott, Steven Mackintosh, Tom Cullen and Emma Rigby.Set in the teeming metropolis, A Hundred Str ...
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Exclusive: DC and Batman artist Lee Bermejo talks women, Idris Elba, and Comic-Con

Aug 1 2014 10:26pm CDT | Source: movie pilot

At this year's San Diego Comic Con, Moviepilot sat down with DC comic book artist Lee Bermejo, whose long body of work includes art and writing credits on titles such as Batman: Noël, Lex Luthor: Man of Steel, Before Watchmen: Rorschach, and Joker. Bermejo sat down to discuss his hopes for upcoming superhero movies, his pick for a live-action Batman, and a "shift" in comics fandom that's really been here the whole time. Note: When you're sitti ...
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Bill Murray to Play Baloo in Disney's 'The Jungle Book'

Aug 1 2014 8:06pm CDT | Source: yahoo

The actor joins the voicecast that includes Christopher Walken, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o and Idris Elba. By Aaron Couch Bill Murray is headed to Disney’s The Jungle Book. He will voice Baloo. Jon Favreau is directing the live-action/animation c ...
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‘The Jungle Book’ Adds Christopher Walken And Giancarlo Esposito

Jul 28 2014 12:53pm CDT | Source: slash film

Jon Favreau is filling his jungle with the best of the best. He’s currently casting a new, live action take on The Jungle Book and just added Christopher Walken and Giancarlo Esposito to the cast. That cast already includes Oscar winners Ben Kingsley and Lupita Nyong’o alongside popular actors Idris Elba and Scarlett Johansson. They’ll all provide voices as Mowgli (newcover Neel Sethi) grows up among the animals in the jungle. Read more about ...
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