Jennifer Hudson gets serious for ‘Winnie’

Los Angeles: Jennifer Hudson, who scored a best supporting actress Oscar for 2006`s ‘Dreamgirls,’ is tackling another ambitious part.

The singer/actress is currently before the cameras in South Africa filming ‘Winnie,’ playing Winnie Madikizela-Mandela opposite Terrence Howard`s Nelson Mandela. Though Madikizela-Mandela fought for years to win her husband`s release from prison, the couple divorced in 1996, which might be worth a reprise or two of Hudson`s ‘Dreamgirls’ anthem, ‘And I Am Telling You I`m Not Going.’

Darrell James Roodt is directing the South African-Canadian co-production.

Bureau Report

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