Casting Call: Good Morning, Mr. Mandela

Published February 26, 2016

In which we suggest who should star in the next big adaptation, remake, or historical film. 

In 2013, Idris Elba impressed audiences with his portrayal of South African president and anti-Apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Directed by Justin Chadwick and distributed by The Weinstein Company, Elba’s film chronicled Mandela’s childhood and education, as well as his 27-year long imprisonment. Now, Maven Pictures has another Mandela biopic in the works based on the bestselling memoir Good Morning, Mr. Mandela by Zelda la Grange, a white Afrikaner who was Mandela’s personal assistant for two decades. This film would focus on the time from Mandela’s release from prison until his death in 2013, and specifically on his close personal relationship with la Grange. No actors have been announced as attached yet, but here are our casting picks. 


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