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Clint Eastwood to direct movie on Nelson Mandela
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Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Washington (ANI): Clint Eastwood is in talks to helm the Nelson
Mandela flick matt damon - a movie about how the 1995 Rugby World
Cup helped heal post-apartheid race relations in South Africa.
Morgan Freeman has already signed up to star as Mandela in the big
screen adaptation of the John Carlin book "The Human Factor: Nelson
Mandela and the Game that Changed the World."
Matt Damon is also in preliminary talks to play the captain of
the Springboks, reports Variety. The pic is set in the times right
after the fall of apartheid, and after Mandela was released from a
long imprisonment and became South African president. Mandela
recognized the significance when South Africa was selected host of
the 1995 Rugby World Cup after the team had been barred from even
competing since the 1980s because of apartheid.
The movie is being produced by Freeman and Revelations partner
Lori McCreary with Mace Neufeld. Warner Bros. is in talks to
finance the picture South African scribe Anthony Peckham ("Don't
Say A Word") wrote the script.