Well I was little surprised when I came across this. looks like Clint Eastwood is directing this adaptation of a book by the name of Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Changed the World. Matt Damon will be playing Francois Pienaar (now there’s a sentence I never thought I would type). The book has only recently ben released but it was apparently Morgan Freeman’s idea (he plays Nelson Mandela) to take it to Clint. So no release date but it’s already being billed as possible Oscar material.
Summary from Hitflix:
“Invictus tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team (Matt Damon) to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match”
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