Trailer: ‘Winnie’ (Starring Jennifer Hudson)

Published: Tuesday 16th Nov 2010 by Sam

Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson continues to flex her acting muscles, sinking her teeth into perhaps her meatiest role yet – Winnie Mandela, the former wife of South African hero and former president Nelson Mandela.

The movie, aptly titled ‘Winnie’, is a biopic which focusses on the controversial life of South Africa’s one-time First Lady. Peep the film’s trailer below.  Actor Terrance Howard also stars.

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‘Winnie’ hits theatres next year.

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  1. Tracy November 16, 2010

    Winnie was never the 1st lady. Nelson Mandela and Winnie had divorced before he became President.

    Anyway this looks good.


  2. Blue Kid November 16, 2010

    This movie is going to be good. Two of my fav are in it!

  3. Eric Crawley November 16, 2010

    this looks real good, will be checking it out..

  4. Mely B November 16, 2010

    I’m so excited to see this movie – I hope JHud does well (could care less about Mr. Conkador).

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  6. DINKCY November 16, 2010

    I will definitely check it out. it looks very intense

  7. Anonymous November 16, 2010

    I guess we’ll see if Jennifer Hudson really has the acting chops. Hope she breaks the Oscar curse!

  8. SparkD November 16, 2010

    I hope they don’t glorify Winnie too much, because she had people killed too.

    Their accents are terrible, but the movie looks good.

    I’m sure South Aftricans are having a fit that Americans are playing them.

  9. Lebz November 16, 2010

    Well can’t wait to see how it turns out! It’s an important story to be told!…even if it is Americans playing the leading roles…it’s all about funding I guess! I do hope they get the accents rite tho south African accents are very tricky we don’t speak like the rest of our African brothers and sisters! Very few foreign actors have succeeded! They always sound way too west African! Be that as it may I am anticipating….

  10. J_ Nova November 16, 2010


    Those accents are HORROR.

    Movie looks very Indie for such great actors/actresses…

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  12. TheOne November 16, 2010

    She sure did deserve that Oscar. Now what that?

  13. monique November 16, 2010

    wish em both success

  14. WATEVA November 16, 2010

    This movie look promising
    Def will go watch this

  15. Keesha November 16, 2010

    I might go see this when it comes out. It looks interesting.

  16. Rebecca November 16, 2010

    This got my attention. So far she looks like she is doing a good job. Can’t wait to see the rest on the big screen

  17. re re November 16, 2010

    looks good, but Terrance Howard’s accent is not good. J’huds is a lil bit better, but I don’t know about this one

  18. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ November 16, 2010

    I’m sorry but neither one of them are good actors.

    Jennifer was good in Dreamgirls but HELLO? It was a musical and she’s a singer! The same with Beyonce. I thought Dreamgirls was her best performance but she played a singer in a movie. Who else to play a singer in a movie than an actual singer? Um, yeah.

    Jennifer was TERRIBLE in S** and the City! I mean HORRIBLE! She wasn’t even remotely believable in that movie.

    And please don’t get me started on Terrence! Hustle Flow anyone?

  19. drfenty November 17, 2010

    DEAD@ AMZING _LEE bitter beyakki stan

    just cos jhud snatched that oscar.

    my mother is Xhosa and ive been to SA (east london) plenty of times.

    these people sound NOTHING like madiba (nick name for nelson) and winnie.

    infact, the REAL winnie wasnt to please Jenny was playing her as she felt many capable SA actors have been looked over for the sake of getting a big name movie.

    even the white people dont sound like the typical boar afrikanner prawns. (white ppl)

    ive seen MUCH better adaptations of Winnies story (that tell both sides as we all know that Winnie went to the dark side)

    from the trailor, this looks like its shaping up to be that typical american feel good dramatised version of actual events




  20. youcansaywhateveryoulike November 17, 2010

    @ Dr Fenty, typical beyonce hater…u dont have to be a beyonce fan to knw that dreamgirls really was her best performance….i really dont like jhud, i think she’s too arrogant, dont like her much as an actress either…terrance howard is ehhhhh….

  21. O LeDoIt November 17, 2010

    Academy Award WINNER Jennifer Hudson she is gettin rrady to get that Second Oscar

  22. norma November 18, 2010

    I can not wait for this movie to hit the big screen. A very very deep and intense movie. Jhud and Terrence came hard for this one. They even have the accent down packed. We all have seen and heard all about the life of Nelson Mandela. Well, The wonderful and talented Jennifer Hudson is bring his Ex- wife Winnie Mandela story to the fore front as well. I strongly believe this movie will be a very big hit around the world.

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