Recently deceased actor Peter O’Toole has been cast as Nelson Mandela in an update of the former S.Africa president’s life.
O’Toole is to play the last 10 days of Mandela’s time on earth, from when he finally croaked to when he was eventually lowered into the ground.
But some critics have questioned the choice of O’Toole as the late Mandela.
‘O'Toole's ability to play a corpse is not in question’ said BBC’s Will Gomptez ‘it’s the blonde hair and shrivelled liver that we have an issue with’.
Gomptez says it is up to Idris Elba - who played Mandela in the recent biopic – to finish the job he started.
‘Elba has unfinished business with the Mandela biopic. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to really nail the part. There’s probably a posthumous Oscar in it if Elba plays his cards right.
For the sake of authenticity I think Elba should be the one to die on screen.....after all, he did it often enough in the second series of Luther.
Actually, it’s probably in his contract.
It's either that or Elba: The Long Walk to the Job Centre
O'Toole to play Mandela in biopic update
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