The first tantalising clip of Idris Elbas as Nelson Mandela has been unveiled.
Elba stars opposite Bond girl Naomie Harris as Winnie Mandela in the biopic chronicling Mandela's life, from his childhood in a rural village to becoming the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
There is no close-up shot of how Elba will look as Mandela, but he is heard in a voiceover, doing a convincing impression of Mandela's accent, reciting from his autobiography 'A Long Walk To Freedom'.
"I have walked a long walk to freedom it has been a long road and it is not over yet," he says.
It has certainly left us wanting to see more of the film, which is released in cinemas on 3 January 2014 and will no doubt make Elba a global star.