7 December 2013 8:20 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

There are lots of times when Harvey Weinstein can be accused of leveraging events to help his movies win Oscars. Nelson Mandela’s death isn’t one of them. In a coincidence, Mandela – Madiba – happened to die at the very moment that the Weinstein Company’s biographical movie, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” was premiering in London on Thursday. See Photos:  Nelson Mandela Death: The Anti-Apartheid Freedom Fighter’s Life in Pictures (Photos) Mandela’s daughters, Zindzi and Zenani (pictured at premiere with Elba at left), were sitting in the audience. The movie was five minutes away from the credits »


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