Posted by: Brooke Lynn Carter | November 18, 2009

Jennifer Hudson On Tap To Play Winnie Mandela

Congrats Girl!!!

The  Oscar winning actress and songstress, Jennifer Hudson has signed on to play Winnis Mandela, wife of South Africa’s first black president Nelson, in the new biopic entitled Winnie:

Jennifer Hudson is set to star in “Winnie,” a drama that casts her as the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela.

Hudson will play Winnie Mandela in a film that begins production May 30 in the South African locations of Johannesburg, Capt Town, Transkei and Robben Island, where the future president spent 18 of his 27 years in prison.

“I was compelled and moved when I read the script,” Hudson said. “Winnie Mandela is a complex and extraordinary woman and I’m honored to be the actress asked to portray her. This is a powerful part of history that should be told.”

Morgan Freeman, has already signed on and started taping scenes for his role as Nelson Mandela for another upcoming movie, Invictus.



  1. Congrats to Jennifer! Can’t wait to see it.

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