Director: Clint Eastwood
Release Date: December 11th, 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
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Box Office Total: $30,755,000
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Synopsis: Set after the fall of apartheid, when South Africa was host to the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Mandela was in his first term as South African president, and he used the event as a way to end decades of mistrust and hatred between whites and blacks.
Matt Damon has committed to star in "Human Factor," joining Morgan Freeman in the Clint Eastwood-directed film for Warner Bros. Damon will play rugby star Francois Pienaar, who created, with Nelson Mandela, an event that gave whites and blacks in South Africa a common cause to rally around as the country was trying to heal from the wounds of apartheid. Read more...
A movie about how the 1995 Rugby World Cup helped heal post-apartheid race relations in South Africa is fast becoming a major film event. Morgan Freeman had already signed on to play Nelson Mandela in "The Human Factor," an adaptation of the John Carlin book "The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Changed the World." Now, Warner Bros. Read more...
Morgan Freeman will play former South African President Nelson Mandela in "The Human Factor," an independently financed drama, based on the upcoming John Carlin book "The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed the World." Pic is set after the fall of apartheid, when South Africa was host to the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Read more...