Morgan Freeman is about to embark on one of the best film roles of his life. Freeman will be portraying his long-time friend Nelson Mandela in The Human Factor. The film is a drama that will be produced by Freeman's production company Revelations Entertainment and was written by South African screenwriter Anthony Peckham -- who also wrote Don't Say A Word starring Brittany Murphy and Michael Douglas.

The Human Factor will follow the life of Mandela from the release of his 27-year imprisonment and after the first democratic election in South Africa following the fall of the apartheid. Mandela is most recognized for his work on South African reconciliation when his most pivotal and widely watched efforts were during the 1995 Rugby World Cup. South Africa was the host of the games when Mandela asked the black South Africans to support the widely-hated team the Springbok. The team won the world cup as Mandela revolutionized and began to unionize South African races by presenting the cup to Francois Pienaar; the captain of the rugby team.

I feel so accustomed to seeing Morgan Freeman in similar roles, best described as the ethereal voice of reason and aptly portrayed in Bruce Almighty and today's release of Evan Almighty, the God-like roles. It will be breathtaking to see Freeman portray one of the most influential and stunning public figures of our time. The film is based off the book The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Changed the World, written by John Carlin. I, for one, have a great amount of confidence in this particular piece of work. Freeman is one of the greater actors of our time and Nelson Mandela is one of the most influential and renowned purveyors of community and peace throughout the world. A film about a great man and portrayed by a great actor should be, at the very least, good.