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Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Invictus starring Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman

Invictus
Invictus (Latin for 'unconquered'), a movie about Nelson Mandela after the fall of Apartheid and how the 1995 Rugby World Cup helped unite South Africans, will be released on 11 December 2009. The movie was filmed last month in South Africa with Clint Eastwood as dirctor and starring Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar, the 1995 South African Springboks captain.

Here's a few pics of Matt Damon and Morgan Freeman while filming Invictus. Freeman looks quite similar to Mandela in terms of appearance but although Matt Damon is a fine actor, he is considerably smaller than Francois Pienaar in size. I hope some creative camera angles while filming the movie solved this problem. :)

Invictus trailer






Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar
Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar
Francois Pienaar
Francois Pienaar
Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela
Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela


The real Nelson Mandela and Francois Pienaar

The real Nelson Mandela and Francois Pienaar after South Africa won the Rugby World Cup in 1995.
Pics source for Damon/Freeman: Socialyz

The movie is based on John Carlin's book, Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation.

3 comments:

  1. I carried this story, with these pics, early May 2009 at my blog socialyz.com

    Just thought Id let you know I sourced the pics from a guy who worked on the movie, they are also posted on IMDB, somewhere on the forums.

    Cant credit him though as he doesnt have a site to link to but theyre awesome pics!

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  2. Hi Joe

    Thanks for the message.

    I visited your site and found the relevant blog post (nice site by the way!). I've now credited your site accordingly.

    Will be interesting to see if Damon nails the SA accent. Foreign actors tend to stuff it up royally.

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  3. I can't wait to see this film. Invictus has a really cool Facebook fan page too! Definately worth a look if you like the movie! http://www.facebook.com/search/?q=invictus&init=quick#/invictus?v=wall&ref=search

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