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Casting for Human Factor

Damon and Eastwood Join Freeman for Nelson Mandela Movie


Clint Eastwood is set to direct a script based on the true-life events documented in the book, The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Changed the World by John Carlin. Matt Damon will play star rugby player Francois Pienaar who befriended Nelson Mandela (who, as we learned a while back, will be portrayed by Morgan Freeman) during the run-up to a game that "gave whites and blacks in South Africa a common cause to rally around as the country was trying to heal from the wounds of apartheid."

Morgan Freeman is producing the film, and he first sought Mandela's blessing before approaching Eastwood. With this amazing talent, remarkable story and, yes, Matt Damon as a rugby player, I'm definitely looking forward to learning more about this dramatic project.

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sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
no way they are going to pull off the accents. absolutely no way.
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
think this is looking pretty good, especially if Nelson Mandela was consulted (even a bit).
Zahara-Pitt Zahara-Pitt 8 years
should be good
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