If there’s one highly anticipated film that’s coming up, then it’s surely MANDELA: A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM starring Idris Elba as the iconic and historic icon.

The film has promised us that it’ll explore the life of Nelson Mandela but every aspect from all sides of his story in this intimate portrait of how he became the man he is. It’ll follow his journey from childhood in a rural village through to his election as President of South Africa and also explore the Mandela unknown to most of the world – the lover of fast cars and women, the boxing enthusiast and playboy, plus the gun-toting freedom fighter.

It’s sure to be spell-binding, so click here to watch the trailer and we’ve also got the first reveal of the older Mandela in these posters below:

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MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is due for release on January 3rd 2014.