Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Invictus Oscar bound

by Nathan Taylor

If you were to put your money on a movie to be nominated for the 'Best Picture' Oscar at The Academy Awards it would have to be the latest emotional and powerful blockbuster with Morgan Freeman called Invictus.
The movie which opens next month in US cinemas and January in Australia also stars superstar Matt Damon and is directed by Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood (see what I mean about the huge Oscar potential). Movie source IMDB gives these plot details:
The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team 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 rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.
Morgan Freeman has been rumoured to play Nelson Mandela in a bio film for years due to their similar resemblance and now Invictus gives us a chance to see Freeman shine as the former South African president.
I have included the newly released trailer below and it sure sends the strong message of unity just as Mandela has supported his whole life.
I cant wait for this one!