Eastwood takes on Mandela

by Billy Fisher

I don't know about you, but I think that whatever Clint Eastwood touches turns to gold.  The man knows how to take any situation, draw us into it, and then blow our minds.  Don't believe me, watch Unforgiven.

Anyway, Eastwood is taking the producers seat in the film version of the book "Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation" by John Carlin.   Writer Anthony Peckham adapted the book into a screenplay.  I found this synopsis on hollywoodreporter.com:

the real-life story of how Mandela, as the new South African president, worked with the captain of the national rugby team, Francois Pienaar, to help unite the country after apartheid. Eastwood will play a member of Pienaar's team, which makes a run at the 1995 World Cup Championship.

At the moment the film does not have a title but it has a few actors committed to the project that make it a hit.  Set to star in it are Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon and Scott Reeves.

What?!  Who is Scott Reeves you ask?  No, he is not spawn of the great Christopher Reeves.  He is the spawn of the great Clint Eastwood.  Scott "Reeves" Eastwood has made appearances in a couple of his dad's films like "Gran Tarino" and "Flags of our Fathers".

Now that the cast is basically in place all we need is a title and release date and we will be set.  I think that this could be considered another hit under Eastwood's belt.  We here at working for geektyrant.com will keep you informed of any further developments that come from this project.  So until next time, let me know what you think! Here are some pictures from the set of the film!


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