Oscar Award winner Jennifer Hudson getting back to work with Winnie Mandela Biopic.
New mom Jennifer Hudson is getting back to work on her movie career. According to Variety, the Academy Award winner will star in Winnie, a biopic based on the life of Winnie Mandela, the former wife of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela. The film, directed by Darrell J. Roodt (Sarafina!) and based on the Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob-written biography, Winnie Mandela: A Life, is slated to begin production May 30 in the South African locations of Johannesburg, Cape Town, Transkei and Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years in prison.