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‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom:’ Idris Elba Is the Leader You Didn’t Know (Video)

The man was a lover and a fighter — probably more so than you realize

The official trailer for "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" has hit the web, and its pace is far different than the upcoming film's previously released teaser.

The full-length trailer depicts Mandela ("Pacific Rim's" Idris Elba) as a wanted man, an outlaw and even, a playboy. In the two minute, 31-second video, Mandela meets his wife (Naomie Harris), the nation's first black social worker, preaches peace and non-violence, but oversees plenty of actual violence as well.

See video: 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' Teaser Touts Message of a Great Man

The film promises explosives alongside explosive political moments. The Weinstein Company movie opens Jan. 3 in the U.K. and South Africa.

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