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Rugger The Movie

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If you are one of the many people who love films about rugby then here’s some exciting news for you. Invictus, the story of Nelson Mandela and the South African World Cup-winning team in 1995, is coming to a cinema near you. It’s directed by Clint Eastwood and stars Morgan Freeman as Mandela. 

And Matt Damon is playing Francois Pienaar. Presumably he’s been cast because he’s got a fat rugger head. And Dolph Lundgren can’t do a South African accent. And the only homegrown actor there is, Charlize Theron, was busy. Either way, it’s a bit weird.

I could make some more predictions about other casting choices in the name of weak comedy. Like Jackie Chan as Rory Underwood, that sort of thing. But I’m not going to. Damon as Pienaar is unsurpassable.

Check it out for yourselves:

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Written by harrisharrison

December 9, 2009 at 9:37 pm

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