Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard On For Mandela Biopic

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Plans are well ahead with the making of a biopic about Winnie Mandela, even though the producers of the film have been receiving legal threats from  the former wife of South African President Nelson Mandela about the script.

One of the producers, Andre Pieterse, has said that the “well-researched” screenplay will be made  ”without any influence from any of the main characters.”  Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard have signed on to play the Mandelas in this $15 million drama which will span their lives over decades. They’re going to commence shooting later this month in Cape Town and Hudson said, “I felt as though her story was never told, and it’s worth being told.” It’s too bad Winnie disagrees with her!

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