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With Idris Elba, a Mandela with muscles at Toronto

Director Justin Chadwick, left, poses with actor Idris Elba during the photo call for “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Galit Rodan) by Jake CoyleAP Entertainment Writer TORONTO (AP) — The Nelson Mandela biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival with a heavy dose of reverence for its subject, and a few extra pounds of muscle, too. Idris Elba stars as the South African leader in “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” which the Weinstein Co. will release in late November. The film, directed by Justin Chadwick, takes a classical, inspirational biopic approach to telling the epic tale of Mandela’s life story.