15 February 2012 3:36 PM, PST | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

The last time he played a real person (in The Last King Of Scotland), Forest Whitaker walked away with a shiny Oscar. So you can understand the appeal of him starring as another actual man, albeit one on the side of good this time. He’s on board to play Archbishop Desmond Tutu in Roland Joffe’s The Archbishop And The Antichrist.Joffe has adapted Michael Ashton’s play, which puts the very real Tutu in a fictional story about the Archbishop meeting a bigoted South African mass murderer called Piet Blomfeld who says he's seeking redemption. The plot is set during Tutu's work with the country’s Truth and Reconciliation hearings.It sounds like the sort of film that the man who made The Mission and The Killing Fields could really do something with. But it’s not the only project he’s developing at the moment.He’s »


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