October 28, 2009 03:19:22 GMT
Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon team up to deliver the story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team Francois Pienaar to unite their country.
What should an ex-prisoner turned president do to unite his country which has been swallowed by apartheid? When it comes to Nelson Mandela, he seeks for an inspiration as seen in a brand new trailer for "Invictus". Released via Apple, the sneak peek gives out Morgan Freeman as the South Africa's President and Matt Damon as the captain of the country's rugby team, Francois Pienaar.
This Clint Eastwood-directed feature takes a look at the first term of Mandela as president. Elected as the leader of South Africa, Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Still, he believes he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, and with the help of Francois, the nation's underdog rugby team make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.
Telling the inspiring story of how two men worked together to unite their country, "Invictus" is based on John Carlin's book, "Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed a Nation". Previously known as "The Human Factor", this Warner Bros. drama has been set to open wide in theaters across the U.S. on December 11.