Terrence Howard to play Nelson Mandela in ‘Winnie’

Updated: May 07, 2010, 13:56 PM IST

London: ‘Iron Man’ actor Terrence Howard will star alongside Jennifer Hudson to play Nelson Mandela in forthcoming film ‘Winnie’.

According to Variety, Hudson was previously confirmed as playing the lead role of Winnie Mandela.

The movie, which begins shooting in South Africa on May 31, will be directed by James Roodt.

Andre Pieterse and Michael Mosca will produce it, reports The Mirror.

The project is based on the book Winnie Mandela: A Life by Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob.