Date: 22nd June 2007

Freeman to play Mandela

Morgan Freeman is to star in a new film about Nelson Mandela.

He will play the former South African President in The Human Factor, reports

The movie will be set immediately after the end of apartheid, when South Africa hosted the 1995 Rugby World Cup.

Freeman said: "I have known Nelson Mandela personally for quite some time, and am continually in awe of his enormous presence in the world. The opportunity to portray him in this film is a great honour."

Source: Press Release