Laurence Fishburne to star as Nelson Mandela in BET miniseries, “Mandiba.”
“Black-ish” star Laurence Fishburne is set to play Nelson Mandela in the forthcoming BET miniseries, “Madiba.”
The six-hour miniseries executive produced by Kweku Mandela, the late South African hero’s grandson, and directed by Kevin Hooks tells the story of a younger Nelson Mandela during the early-60s as he deals with the political unrest engulfing South Africa.
Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Programming said, “Nelson Mandela’s journey of political activism and leadership is deeply inspirational and we are proud to have the talented and award-winning actor Laurence Fishburne join Madiba to tell this triumphant story.”
Pre-production will begin later this year, with production slated for early 2016 in South Africa.
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