Thursday, 27 September 2007

This years race is sewn up!

Clint “you made a movie so we will nominate you” Eastwood is considering the upcoming Nelson Mandela movie The Human Factor as a possible directing vehicle.

Morgan Freeman has already signed on to play Mandela in the film, which is about how the 1995 Rugby World Cup helped heal post-apartheid race relations in South Africa.

Set immediately after the fall of apartheid, when Mandela was released from prison and became president, the film is an adaptation of the John Carlin book The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Changed the World. Warner Bros. is in talks to finance the project, and Matt Damon is considering a role as the team's captain.

Clint + Morgan + Mandela = Oscar. I mean can this really fail? We all know that Clint puts his all into a movie, and he will with this. I hope this gets Morgan his long deserved Best Actor Oscar. The man is a legend and deserves this trophy, not the one he has.

Sure I get annoyed that Clint gets nominated for EVERYTHING he does. I tdoes take the joy out of the race a little. However I do know the man has oodles of talent, and can get some great performances out of his actors. The only reason “Letters From Iwo Jima” got no acting noms is because…well….you read it here already.

Firstly though he is directing “The Changeling”, which stars Angelina Jolie. If she fails to win a nom for “A Mighty Heart” she will get one for this.


J.D. said...

I've never gotten the Eastwood backlash. But yeah, HOLY CRAP this will sweep. Even if he doesn't direct it, Nelson Mandela + Morgan Freeman will still be an incredibly powerful equation, no?

Jose said...

At least he's not casting Hilary Swank as Mandela.