Jennifer Hudson star in Winnie Mandela film
Hollywood actress Jennifer Hudson is to play Nelson Mandela's ex-wife, Winnie, in a film about her life, reports say. South African film-maker Darrell Roodt will direct the film.
Variety magazine reported Hudson was thrilled about the role and has described Ms Madikizela-Mandela as a "powerful and extraordinary woman". South African film-maker Darrell Roodt will direct the film. His work also includes world-renowned films Cry, The Beloved Country and Sarafina.
Hudson is the second international actor set to play a South African icon in recent months.