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Morgan Freeman to Play Nelson Mandela

Crazy interesting news:
Morgan Freeman will portray former South African President Nelson Mandela in The Human Factor, a drama based on an upcoming book titled The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed the World.

According to the article...
"Pic is set after the fall of apartheid, when South Africa was host to the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Mandela was in his first term as South African president, and he used the event as a way to end decades of mistrust and hatred between whites and blacks."

Morgan Freeman is amazing:
Apparently, Freeman has traveled to South Africa to discuss the project with Mandela. "'I have known Nelson Mandela personally for quite some time, and am continually in awe of his enormous presence in the world,' Freeman said. 'The opportunity to portray him in this film is a great honor.'"

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