The Sheila Files: Jennifer Hudson Tapped to Play Winnie Mandela in Biopic

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Jennifer Hudson has landed another major role as she will play Nelson
Mandela’s ex-wife, Winnie, in a biopic about her life.

Variety magazine reported Hudson was thrilled about the role and has
described Ms Madikizela-Mandela as a “powerful and extraordinary
woman”.
Ms Madikizela-Mandela played a vital role in freeing her husband after
27 years in jail but has since been linked to a murder and convicted
of fraud.
South African film-maker Darrell Roodt will direct the film.

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