Having already been nominated for an array of Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe Awards as well as being hotly tipped for Oscar success, Invictus tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon), to help unite their country.
We can’t believe it took Hollywood power monkeys this long to cast Morgan Freeman as the long-suffering leader of South Africa, but at last it’s happened.
Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup final.
And we all know what happened then – god bless you Matt Damon…