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The British actor was expected to arrive in Johannesburg for media rounds pertaining to his upcoming film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, in which he plays Nelson Mandela. He was reportedly taken off the aircraft before it left the UK.
Producers are hoping Elba will recover in time for his red carpet appearance on Sunday (Nov. 3) with co-star Naomie Harris.
Long Walk to Freedom, a must-see fall film, follows the global leader’s incredible rise to power as the first democratically-elected president of South Africa.