Monday, 5 October 2015

Laurence Fishburne To Play Nelson Mandela In BET Production

You know him from popular movies like The Matrix and Hannibal.

Now, Laurence Fishburne has been cast as Nelson Mandela for an upcoming miniseries by BET.

Dubbed Madiba, the miniseries is based on two Mandela books, Conversations With Myself and Nelson Mandela by Himself, the miniseries will follow a younger Mandela's involvement in the political unrest in South Africa during the early 1960s, reports Deadline.

Executive produced by Mandela's grandson Kweku Mandela, Madiba will start filming in South Africa next year.

Mandela passed away in 2013, aged 95.

Other actors to have portrayed Mandela include Morgan Freeman, Sidney Poitier, Danny Glover, David Harewood, Clarke Peters, Dennis Haysbert and Terrence Howard.