Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson will play Winnie Mandela in an upcoming film that chronicles the ex wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela. The film will be directed by South African film-maker Darrell J. Roodt, who is also responsible for films like “Cry,” “The Beloved Country” and “Sarafina.”
“I was compelled and moved when I read the script,” said Hudson to members of the press this past Wednesday. “Winnie Mandela is a complex and extraordinary woman and I’m honored to be the actress to portray her. This is a powerful part of history that should be told.”
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