First Poster for Invictus

October 22, 2009

The first official poster for Clint Eastwood's new movie, Invictus, has arrived. Without having seen any footage or trailers this looks promising: Matt Damon stars as the rugby champion Francois Pienaar and Morgan Freeman stars as Nelson Mandela, the first president of post-apartheid South Africa.

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You sure can't fault Eastwood for not staying busy enough. Seems he has one or two movies coming out a year these days.

Damon looks like a good fit to play Pienaar, and Freeman is clearly a good fit to play Mandela. That said, it would have been interesting if Eastwood had hired a native South African to play one (or both) of these parts. Still, between this great cast and this great director it seems like Invictus has everything it needs to be Eastwood's next Oscar contender.

Thanks to Warner Bros. Pictures for the poster.

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