It's little surprise that there are twice as many reality-based films currently vying for awards attention as last year, when one of those, "Argo," took home the best picture Oscar.
The number of films based on actual people or events that have stirred Oscar buzz this year has jumped to 17 from just eight last season.
Idris Elba gives a towering performance in this otherwise stolid CliffsNotes account of Nelson Mandela's life.
With Nelson Mandela turning 95 and hospitalized in South Africa, The Weinstein Co. has released the first official U.S. trailer for “Long Walk to Freedom.” “He was public enemy No. 1,” the first…
Pathe has released the first U.K. trailer for “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” starring Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela, six months before its Jan. 3 opening. The trailer starts with Elba and a group of…
Pathe Intl. and Distant Horizon have closed further sales on "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," which The Weinstein Company will release in North America.
Jennifer Hudson’s “Winnie Mandela” biopic has plans for a fall release now that Image Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights. Deal was announced at Cannes. The $15 million film is an adaptation…
A miniseries based on the life of Nelson Mandela is in the works from South Africa's Out of Africa Entertainment, the U.K.'s Left Bank Pictures and Canada's Blue Ice Films.
Problems with finding the right man to play Nelson Mandela, as well as greater-than-anticipated pre-production demands, have forced South African producer Anant Singh to delay production of "Long…
Mandela and de Klerk (Sun. (16), 8-10 p.m., Showtime) Filmed in South Africa by Showtime Networks in association with Hallmark Entertainment. Producer, Bernie Sofronski; co-producer, Cedric Scott…
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