Idris Elba has recently tweeted a picture showing off the film poster for his upcoming film, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, where Idris takes the starring role as Nelson Mandela.


Sporting a little more facial hair than we’re used to seeing him with, Idris’ latest role has been tipped as the role which might get the British actor an Oscar.

The film which is based on Mandela’s early life documents the former South African president’s 27 year stint in jail and his work to rebuild South Africa. There is no trailer for the film set and it is set for release on 27 November.