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Another Nelson Mandela Film in the Works

Posted: November 18th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Another Nelson Mandela Film in the WorksSubmit Comment
Morgan Freeman will portray South Africa's first black president Nelson Mandela in the Clint Eastwood-directed "Invictus," and now comes word that Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls) will play the wife of Mandela in a new film called "Winnie."

While Nelson Mandela is a universally sympathetic figure for his struggle against apartheid, his former wife is a far more complicated figure. She has been depicted as the mother and wife who was a steadfast supporter of her activist husband and who was jailed herself for campaigning for his release and fighting against apartheid. Her image was subsequently tarnished by association with a bodyguard who murdered a 14-year old alleged informer, and she was later convicted of fraud.

"Winnie" will be directed by South African filmmaker Darrell J. Roodt and will begin production on May 30th in the South African locations, including where Nelson spent 18 of his 27 years in prison.

Source: Variety


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RickyGabrielBird writes:
on November 18th, 2009 at 6:09:12 AM

I say make an action film with Arnie as Nelson.

Similar to Ghandi 2 on Weird Als UHF.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfvLcozLwtE
Eben1277 writes:
on November 18th, 2009 at 9:04:16 AM

UHF = one of the greatest movies ever made. You can't beat Wheel of Fish or Conan the Librarian
Peter Parker writes:
on November 18th, 2009 at 10:06:57 AM

Nelson Mandela is looking pretty hot in that picture!
The years are treating him well!
NatG83 writes:
on November 18th, 2009 at 10:19:05 AM

And Morgan Freeman should be Mandela in this picture, too. Because he's the man. And he likes younger women.
jeffw1978 writes:
on November 18th, 2009 at 10:40:07 AM

I am leaving this one alone!
Ranger writes:
on November 18th, 2009 at 2:51:16 PM

But not the younger women... right?
jeffw1978 writes:
on November 18th, 2009 at 5:14:27 PM

no not the younger women, I won't leave them alone
Ranger writes:
on November 18th, 2009 at 7:34:22 PM

Good man!

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