Harris, Chadwick Take A “Long Walk”

Naomie Harris (“Pirates of the Caribbean”) is in talks to star while Justin Chadwick (“The Other Boleyn Girl”) is up for directing the long-gestating Nelson Mandela biopic “Long Walk to Freedom” reports Screen Daily.

Idris Elba is set to play Mandela while Harris is in talks to play the role of his wife Winnie in the film which covers his entire life and career. Morgan Freeman was originally attached but opted out a while back, having played the South African leader in Clint Eastwood’s “Invictus”.

William Nicholson (“Gladiator”) penned the script and production is coming together to finally begin shooting in South Africa this May after years of development.