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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

F3PR: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Trailer Premiere to Celebrate the President's 95th Birthday

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On July 18th ET, Yahoo! and the
UN General Assembly have exclusive First Looks

New York, NY – July 17, 2013 – The Weinstein Company (TWC) and Distant Horizon announced today that they will premiere the trailer for the upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, this coming Thursday, July 18th on Entertainment Tonight, with a teaser to be shown on the show Wednesday evening. Yahoo will additionally debut the film’s trailer online on Thursday night. The date also marks Mandela’s 95th birthday and Nelson Mandela International Day.

Along with giving the public their first glimpse of the film on Thursday, TWC will be showing footage of it to the United Nations General Assembly, where they will be joined by John William Ashe, President of the General Assembly; Mr. Ban ki-moon, Secretary-General of the U.N.; former U.S. President Bill Clinton; Reverend Jesse Jackson; Mr. Harry Belafonte; and Mr, Andrew Mlangeni, MP and former treason trialist and Robben Islander. The trailer will be featured in the main program of the day for the General Assembly as part of the observance of the Nelson Mandela International Day.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which TWC is set to release theatrically on November 29th, is based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. Idris Elba (Prometheus) stars as Nelson Mandela with Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl) directing and produced by Anant Singh who has been developing the project for over 20 years.

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