November 19, 2009

Winnie Mandela Biopic (VIDEO)

Jennifer Hudson is set to star in a new Winnie Mandela biopic, telling the story of Nelson Mandela's famous and controversial longtime wife.

Winnie Mandela became an important symbol and activist in her own right, as her husband spent 27 years in prison for his anti-apartheid activism. But in later years she faced major controversy over alleged connections to the death of another activist, and corruption charges, and their marriage ended soon after Nelson was released.

But the Oscar-winning actress and singerJennifer Hudson hopes to show Winnie's complexity and her heroic and human side as well, as she takes the lead making a movie out of this complex and important story.

Winnie Mandela Biopic

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson is to play Winnie Mandela in a biopic of the controversial ex-wife of South Africa's first black president. "Winnie Mandela is a complex and extraordinary woman and I'm honoured to be the actress to portray her. This is a powerful part of history that should be told." ...News of the film comes as Hollywood prepares to release "Invictus" a Clint Eastwood-directed drama about Nelson Mandela...

Winnie Mandela Biopic

Posted at November 19, 2009 7:47 AM

That's great and im happy for Jenny and everything but i really, really, really hope she gets the South Aftrican accent right because so far, nobody has done any of the "African accents" right. And trust me....there are different accents!! Even amongst SA blacks let alone Africa!!!

Posted by: lumza at November 19, 2009 9:21 AM

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