The film tells the inspiring 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. Starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. Directed by Clint Eastwood. Release Date December 11th 2009 (US) February 2010 (UK)
To Watch the Trailer, click below:
Below: The U.S. 1 sheet poster:
Below: The Original Soundtrack release from New Line Records NLR 39169
Below: The Invictus DVD release from Warner Home Video Region 1, Thank you to Warner Bros for supplying.
Below: Here's a few early behind the scenes Production shots
(Thanks to my good friend Kevin Wilkinson for sending these to the site)
Below: Early concept artwork which has appeared on the web, although it should be made clear, this is NOT official artwork and has nothing to do with the official promotional material.
Above: Movie director Clint Eastwood with the South African acapella boy-band Overtone: who say Clint's asked them to make a demo of their songs for the sound-track for his new movie about Nelson Mandela and South Africa's transition from apartheid.This is a great kick-start to the band's career.
Clint Eastwood with real-life film subject, South African rugby captain François Pienaar, during the making of the 2009 film Invictus.
Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman during Invictus