Wendy Crewson joins Terrence Howard and Jennifer Hudson in Winnie

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

The upcoming biopic of Winnie Mandela gained a veteran actress with the addition of Wendy Crewson.  Crewson has starred in several movies, including THE SANTA CLAUSE, AWAY FROM HER and AIR FORCE ONE.  The movie, entitled WINNIE, already stars Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela and Jennifer Hudson as the titular Winnie Mandela.  Crewson will play activist Mary Brotha, who befriends the political couple after witnessing South African police brutally beat a boy.  When she joins the movement, she becomes the target of police harassment.

I still can’t say I’m completely sold on this project, only because I don’t picture Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela and have an even tougher time imagining Jennifer Hudson as Winnie.  Maybe director Darrell Roodt can make it work, but he has his work cut out for him.

Wendy Crewson

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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