(Photo: AP/The Weinstein Company, Keith Bernstein) It seems Oprah Winfrey wastes no time. Her network, OWN, recently acquired the network television rights to Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom from The Weinstein Company. The critically-acclaimed film, starring Idris Elba as Nelson Mandela and Naomi Harris as Winnie Mandela, is based on the 1995 book Long Walk to Freedom.The movie released in select U.S. cities on Nov. 28. OWN has licensed the first broadcast window behind pay television beginning in 2017, according to an OWN press release. Mandela died at age 95 earlier this month. Winfrey, who had a friendly relationship with Mandela, was among the notable individuals who attended the former South African presidents funeral. Idris Elba on Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom We’re sorry, but this content is not available to your web browser.
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Mandela movie ‘Long Walk To Freedom’ gets South Africa premiere
<img src='http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/131104162239-mandela-long-walk-to-freedom-film-still-speech-horizontal-gallery.jpg' width='200px' alt='British actor Idris Elba plays Nelson Mandela