Clint Eastwood Directing + Matt Damon + Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela = Invictus already has a serious shot at some Oscars. It’s the kind of film that the Academy loves and as long as it gets some positive reviews, it should have a strong shot at nabbing one of the ten Best Picture slots.
Today we have nine clips from the film and if you don’t get the whole Awards-thing, just check out these clips. Remember, it’s not a question of “Good” or “Bad”; with the Academy, it’s always a question of “importance”. Hit the jump to see how important this film looks along with a brief synopsis. Invictus hits theaters on December 11th.
For those just tuning in, here’s a brief synopsis:
The true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team, Francois Pienaar, to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa’s underdog rugby team as they make an unlikely run to the 1995 World Cup Championship match.