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New 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' trailer set to epic U2 song

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If there’s one real-life story that doesn’t require a swelling soundtrack for added drama, it’s Nelson Mandela’s decades-long struggle to end apartheid and regain his freedom. But in the latest trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, it sure doesn’t hurt.

Idris Elba plays the South African icon in the film, and his powerful performance is backed by an original song by U2, whose frontman, Bono, has long supported Mandela’s cause. The movie is based on Mandela’s 1994 autobiography Long Walk to Freedom.

Check out the preview below:

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom arrives in theaters Nov. 29.