WEEEENAAAA!!! Jennifer is going to play Winnie Mandela! How now? She needs to spend like 5 years with Winnie to understand the complexities of that woman! I can’t wait to see this one though.
“I was compelled and moved when I read the script,” Hudson said. “Winnie Mandela is a complex and extraordinary woman and I’m honoured to be the actress asked to portray her. This is a powerful part of history that should be told.”
Hudson is also expected to sing the theme song. The movie is the second about the Mandelas this year, with Morgan Freeman set to star as the iconic president in the Clint Eastwood film “Invictus”, which is due in cinemas in December. The film is based on the Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob biography, “Winnie Mandela: A Life”, according to Variety. Production is scheduled to begin May 30 in the South African locations of Johannesburg, Cape Town, Transkei and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela served 18 of his 27 years of imprisonment.