Two Matt Damon trailers in less than 24 hours? Apparently the man has been keeping busy. Well, it’s almost November which means it’s time for the Oscar bait to start rolling out, and with that you can always expect at least one new Clint Eastwood movie. This one is based on a true story about Nelson Mandela’s first term as president of South Africa, and how he pinned hopes for uniting the country on the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Morgan Freeman is a no brainer to play Nelson Mandela, while Matt Damon plays South African team captain Francois Pienaar.
Clint Eastwood’s films always seem to walk a thin line between real drama and cheesy sentimentality, and this one looks like it could go either way. However, the uplifting nature of the story is appealing, and really, who can resist a good underdog sports movie? I’m sure Matt Damon will be a big draw as well. Invictus hits theatres on December 11th; check out the trailer after the jump or watch it in HD over at Apple.com. Give us your thoughts in the comments below.