Morgan Freeman is set to star as Nelson Mandela in an adaptation of John Carlin's book The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed the World.
According to leading entertainment website EW.com Freeman will star as Madiba at the conclusion of the '95 Rugby World Cup tournament in South Africa - placing its siginifance against the backdrop of the old apartheid regime.
Academy award winner Clint Eastwood is said to be seriously considering director the movie which could also star Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar.
Freeman told Vareity.com, "I have known Nelson Mandela personally for quite some time, and am continually in awe of his enormous presence in the world," Freeman said. "The opportunity to portray him in this film is a great honor."[/b]