It is reported in the US that Clint Eastwood and Matt Damon are considering working on the Morgan Freeman-starring Nelson Mandela biopic 'The Human Factor'.

Variety reports that the film is an adaptation of the John Carlin Book 'The Human Factor: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Changed the World'.

The story takes place during the 1995 Rugby World Cup in South Africa when Mandela was in his first term as President and tells of how he used the event to break down racial barriers.

Eastwood is considering directing the film while Damon is in preliminary talks to play the Springboks' captain, Francois Pienaar.