Terrence Howard Tapped as Nelson Mandela in 'Winnie'


Terrence Howard


The 'Iron Man' actor will play Jennifer Hudson's on-screen husband in the movie which documents Winnie Mandela's life.

Terrence Howard is to become the latest actor to portray Nelson Mandela onscreen after landing the role in Jennifer Hudson's upcoming film about the ex-wife of the South African leader. The two stars will play man and wife in filmmaker Darrell J. Roodt's new movie, "Winnie", which documents Winnie Mandela's life.

Hudson's appointment previously caused uproar among the members of the Creative Workers Union of South Africa, who insisted local actors should have been cast as the lead characters in a movie so important to the country's history. Principal photography on Winnie is scheduled to begin on May 31 in South Africa, reports Variety.

Morgan Freeman played Mandela in Clint Eastwood's rugby film "Invictus" and Danny Glover played the politician in TV movie "Mandela".

© AceShowbiz.com


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