Your Black Gossip reports
Idris Elba is set to play Nelson Mandela in the "official" biopic for former South African President. The role is the latest coupe for an actor who has seen his career rise over the last several years. He spent a number of seasons as Stringer Bell on the popular HBO series, "The Wire," and has starred other successful films through the years.
Filming for the biopic is set to begin in 2012. Our only guess as to why this is the "official" biopic of Mandela is likely because this is the one that has received the family's approval. So, does that mean that we're going to see the truth or just a fairytale that they want us to believe? We'll know the answers to these questions next year.