A Long Walk To Freedom For Naomie Harris?

March 13, 2012 by  
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British actress, Naomie Harris, is rumoured to be under consideration for the role of Winnie Mandela in an upcoming biopic about the former president of South Africa.

If she finishes new Bond project, Skyfall, in time, she’ll be starring alongside fellow Brit Idris Elba as the main man in Long Walk To Freedom.

Harris, best known for her role as feisty female pirate, Tia Dalma, in the Pirates Of The Caribbean franchise, is soon to play a lead role in Sam Mendes’’ upcoming 23rd Bond film.

Gladiator’s William Nicholson has written the script for the film, which will shoot across South Africa, including scenes on Robben Island, where Mandela spent nearly 20 of his 27 years in prison.

The Hollywood Reporter suggests that The Other Boleyn Girl’s Justin Chadwick is in talks to direct the movie. Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) has also been linked to the director’s chair on this particular set.

Elba has not yet been 100% confirmed either, though he’s talked up the part in recent interviews so he’s likely to be taking the role….eventually.

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