Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom is shaping up to be one of the best movies of the year.
A new trailer has just been released featuring some key moments between Winnie and Nelson (played by Idris Elba and Naomie Harris), with U2’s new song “Ordinary Love” providing the background music.
Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, revealed what it was like asking the iconic U2 to write the song for his movie:
“Over the years U2 and I have had a superb relationship including partnering on the Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe winning song ‘The Hands That Built America’ for Martin Scorsese’s GANGS OF NEW YORK. When I asked them to consider writing a song for MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, it was the fastest ‘yes’ I have ever received. The band saw various cuts of the film over the summer and worked diligently to write a song that truly reflects Nelson Mandela. I think they did a brilliant job honoring the man and the leader they have known for over 20 years.”
We also got our hands on this exclusive infographic that explains more information about Mandela during his Prison Years from 1962 to 1990.
Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom opens in theaters everywhere Nov 29th.
PHOTO CREDIT: TWC