Magazine article Screen International

Mandela Biopic Scores Major Sales

Magazine article Screen International

Mandela Biopic Scores Major Sales

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Pathe International and Distant Horizon have done roaring business on an upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic.

Justin Chadwick's Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris, has been sold to:

North America (The Weinstein Company)

UK (Pathe)

France (Pathe)

Germany (Senator)

Australia (Village Roadshow)

Scandinavia (Scanbox)

Benelux (Paradiso)

Brazil (Vinny Films)

Hong Kong (Golden Scene)

Israel (Shani)

Middle East (Gulf Films)

Singapore (Shaw).

Deals with several additional territories are currently in the course of negotiation.

The Weinstein Company has now confirmed that the film will be released in the US on Thanksgiving Weekend.

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom tells the story of Nelson Mandela's extraordinary journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his election as President of South Africa. …

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