06/12/2011 11:40 GMT | Updated 06/12/2011 11:44 GMT

Idris Elba To Star In An Official Nelson Mandela Biopic

Idris “Stringer Bell” Elba, the star of HBO’s The Wire and the BBC’s Luther, is about to sign on to play the role of Nelson Mandela in an “official” biopic of the man, to start filming sometime next year.