*President Obama is set to host a screening of the Weinstein Company’s “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom,” on November 7 with Harvey Weinstein and the film’s director and cast in attendance.
“Knowing what a strong relationship President Obama has with President Mandela, it’s an honor for this film to be shown at the White House,” said Weinstein in a statement Monday.
November 7 is the same day that First Lady Michelle Obama is holding an event with as yet unnamed industry experts for high school students wanting to learn more about the film biz. So it’s likely that Weinstein, director Justin Chadwick and “Mandela” stars Idris Elba and Naomie Harris will drop by before the screening that evening, according to Deadline.com.
Mandela’s daughters Zindzi and Zenami will also be in attendance at the White House screening.
Heavily considered an Oscar contender, the Mandela film joins DreamWorks’ “Lincoln” and Legendary/WB’s “42” as having screened at the White House in the past year.
“Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” debuts on November 29 in LA and NYC.