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LUTHER star Idris Elba will play Nelson Mandela in a movie about his life.

Idris, 39, who played the title role in the BBC BBC
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 crime drama, will film an adaptation of Mandela's autobiography this summer.

He said: "My big project this year is Nelson Mandela in Long Walk To Freedom, which is his official book."

Elba previously revealed that playing Mandela, 93, would be a dream role.

He is the latest star to portray the statesman following Morgan Freeman in Invictus, David Harewood For people, see Harewood (surname)

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 in Mrs Mandela and Terrence Howard in Winnie.

The King's Speech director Tom Hooper has been linked to a role behind the camera on the new biopic.

Ex-South African president Mandela chronicled his early life, education and 27 years in prison in his memoir.

Elba's latest film, Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance, with Nicolas Cage, is currently in cinemas.

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Date:Feb 25, 2012
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