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Jennifer Hudson to Play Winnie Mandela in Winnie

Jennifer Hudson Makes a Big Move Back to the Big Screen

I was a bit worried about what would become of Jennifer Hudson's film career when she followed up her tour de force performance in Dreamgirls with a role in Sex and the City, but it looks like the singer/actress is ready to sink her teeth into another juicy role. Hudson is set to play Winnie Mandela, Nelson's former wife, in the upcoming drama Winnie. The film is based on the Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob biography Winnie Mandela: A Life and will be directed by Darrell J. Roodt.

We'll get a peek into Nelson Mandela's life in next month's release of Invictus, but I might be even more curious to learn about Winnie. After taking a hiatus to work on her music, I'm interested to see if Jennifer can carry such a big role — sounds to me like she may already have another Oscar on the brain.

Are you psyched to see Jennifer return to the big screen, or do you prefer her as a singer?

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Iris1000 Iris1000 7 years
I think she can do it with the help of the director just like she did for Dream Girls and won the Oscar. Jennifer you look pretty in this picture.
suziryder suziryder 7 years
Aw, I thought she did a good job in Sex and the City! Granted, it wasn't an oscar-worthy roll, but I really enjoyed her character.
JCP0240 JCP0240 7 years
Buzz, whatever happened with that movie she did with Forest Whitaker playing her father?? I think it was Winged Creatures?
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