Winnie Mandela-centered biopic, Winnie
, premiered way back at the 2011 TIFF and is still without an American distributor, so if and when it will find a stateside premiere is still in question.
Directed by Darrell J. Roodt
, starring Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson
as Winnie Mandela and Terence Howard
as Nelson Mandela, the film is based on the biography by Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob.
Adapted by Roodt and Andre Pieterse
, the film tells the life story of Winnie Mandela tracing her life from her childhood to her experience after her husband was put in prison.
This historical biopic will be hitting theaters in Canada next month (October 5th) and now a new trailer has premiered online to promote the release.
The film also stars Wendy Crewson
and Elias Koteas
Here’s the synopsis for Winnie:
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.