Watch: New Trailer & Pics For Long Shelved Biopic 'Winnie Mandela' Starring Jennifer Hudson & Terrence Howard

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by Kevin Jagernauth
August 6, 2013 5:03 PM
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Premiering at TIFF way back in 2011 to largely negative reviews, and failing to find a distributor until this past spring, the signs aren't so good for "Winnie Mandela" (formerly known as "Winnie"), the biopic of the wife of the famed South Africa freedom fighter. But perhaps it serves as a curious second half to a double bill for anyone checking out the Idris Elba and Naomi Harris-starring "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" this fall.

Anyway, in this new trailer for the Darrell J. Roodt ("Sarafina," "Cry The Beloved Country") directed film, you can see how Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson stack up as Nelson and Winnie, in the movie that views the struggle to end apartheid from the perspective of the woman behind the man. It all looks fairly safe and template driven, with all the right notes of soaring emotion and important drama being hit, but it never quite seems compelling. It may be a curio nonetheless as we head into the awards season.

"Winnie Mandela" will hit theaters on September 6th. Watch below. [Blackfilm]


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5 Comments

  • Orville | August 13, 2013 7:44 PMReply

    I actually think it is important that a movie on Winnie Mandela be released. Yes, Winnie wasn't perfect but it is ludicrous for people to suggest Nelson Mandela ended apartheid in South Africa all by himself! It is not true! Winnie was very much involved in the struggle to end apartheid, she also fought hard after Nelson was imprisoned she deserves a lot of credit for ending apartheid. I can't wait to see Jennifer Hudson's movie!

  • joe | August 7, 2013 9:10 AMReply

    it's naomie not naomi shitheads

  • Chris | August 6, 2013 5:28 PMReply

    This is pretty laughable, Winnie and Nelson divorced soon after he became prez of SA, she was convicted of serious human rights abuses and harshly condemned by the truth & reconciliation council, she is also a convicted serial fraudster and is widely and strongly reviled, and considered a corrupt and poisonous figure by most intelligent people in SA, one who has shamelessly ridden the coattails of Nelson most of her adult life. This movies deserves a quick and painful death.

  • bob | August 6, 2013 5:22 PMReply

    mandela:long walk to freedom stars idris elba and naomi harris not watts you shitheads

  • Kieran | August 6, 2013 5:33 PM

    Shitheads indeed, corrected it, thanks for the heads up.

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