Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Jennifer Hudson To Star In "Winnie"

Jennifer Hudson has landed the title role of Nelson Mandela's wife Winnie Mandela in the forthcoming film "Winnie." The script is based on the biography "Winnie Mandela: A Life" & is set to begin shooting in May. Here's what Jennifer, who is expected to sing the movie's theme song, has to say about her role:

"I was compelled & moved when I read the script. Winnie Mandela is a complex & extraordinary woman, & I'm honored to be the actress asked to portray her. This is a powerful part of history that should be told."

Sounds like a big role for J-Hud that should earn her more acclaim! It's great to see Jennifer doing more acting; I do hope there's truth to that 'theme song' business though!

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1 comment:

Mike Bates said...

I'm very happy for her and I hope she goe's very far in her career..