MUMBAI: Warner Bros. Pictures will release Invictus, Clint Eastwood’s new South Africa-set drama, on 11 December, 2009.
Directed by four-time Oscar winner Clint Eastwood, the film stars Oscar winners Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.
Invictus tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) joined forces with the captain of South Africa’s rugby team (Damon) to help unite their country.
A Warner Bros. Pictures presentation, in association with Spyglass Entertainment, Invictus is produced by Eastwood; Lori McCreary, under her and Freeman’s Revelations Entertainment banner; Eastwood’s longtime producing partner Robert Lorenz, for Malpaso Productions; and Mace Neufeld for Mace Neufeld Productions.
The screenplay is by native South African writer Anthony Peckham, based upon the book Playing the Enemy, by John Carlin. Freeman, Tim Moore, and Spyglass Entertainment’s Gary Barber and Roger Birnbaum are serving as executive producers.
Re-teaming with Eastwood, the behind-the-scenes creative team is led by director of photography Tom Stern, production designer James J. Murakami, editors Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach, and costume designer Deborah Hopper.
Filming on Invictus was accomplished entirely on location in and around the cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.