Sporting a South African accent and an array of gorgeous outfits, Jennifer Hudson stars as Nelson Mandela's wife Winnie in the upcoming Film Bridge International release "Winnie." The first trailer for the 2011 film, which also stars Terrence Howard as the famously imprisoned activist, was released online today.
The trailer showcases Winnie Mandela's struggle to overcome Apartheid during her husband's imprisonment. "I will not allow the selfless efforts of my husband to be abandoned," Hudson's character says in the clip. "I will continue the struggle for a free and equal South Africa."
The Darrell Roodt-directed film could earn Hudson her second Oscar, after her 2007 win for "Dreamgirls."