added: Thu, Sep 20th '12
Take a look at Oscar-winning actress/singer Jennifer Hudson as Winnie Mandela in this just-released Canadian trailer for director Darrell James Roodt's historical biopic, "Winnie."
Co-starring Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela and based on the biographical book by Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob, the film depicts the life story of Winnie Mandela -- from her strict upbringing by her religious father, to the days she met her activist husband, and through the turbulent times of his unfair imprisonment.
The long-awaited movie will open in Canada on October 5th -- a U.S. release is expected for sometime in November.
This intimate, in-depth and unbiased film will take the audience on a remarkable journey of understanding Winnie Mandela, exploring both her personal and political life. Through her fierce determination and dauntless courage, Winnie Mandela survived her husband's imprisonment, continuous harassment by the security police, banishment to a small Free State town, betrayal by friends and allies, and more than a year in solitary confinement - all the while keeping the name of Nelson Mandela alive. A sensitive and balanced portrayal, the film nevertheless thoroughly investigates and honestly examines the controversies that dogged Winnie Mandela in recent years.
directed by Darrell James Roodt
starring Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Wendy Crewson, Elias Koteas
release date October 5, 2012 (Canada)