Idris Elba plays iconic civil rights activist, Nelson Mandela, in the film. 

Jul, 19, 2013

The full-length trailer for Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom has been released to much anticipation.

Idris Elba stars as iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela in the historical biopic. The film tells the story of Mandela's earlier days, from his incarceration to his rise to power as a political activist.

Elba is joined by co-star Naomie Harris, who plays Winnie Mandela in the film.

Long Walk To Freedom is set to hit theaters on January 3rd, but until then check out the trailer above.