‘American Idol’ contestant Jennifer Hudson successfully made the move from reality television into film with her Oscar winning performance as Effie White in ‘Dream Girls’ back in 2006 and now she is returning to the silver screen in the Darrell J. Roodt film ‘Winnie’.
Since Hudson’s big win at the Academy Awards Jennifer has put the focus back on her music as well as becoming the spokeswoman for weight watchers, but she also took on the very heavy role of Winnie Mandela the upcoming film about her life.
The drama follows the life of Winnie Mandela from her childhood all the way through to her marriage to Nelson Mandela and her husband’s incarceration.
The first official poster for ‘Winnie’ has been released and features Hudson along with Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard who plays the famous role of Nelson Mandela.
‘Winnie’ is slated to come to theaters in December of this year.
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