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Jennifer Hudson & Terrence Howard as The Mandelas -- FIRST LOOK

Jennifer Hudson & Terrence Howard as The Mandelas -- FIRST LOOK

Scope out this sneak peek of Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard in their upcoming flick, Winnie, out 2011.

The twosome play an on-screen couple — South African leader Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie Mandela. This just might score Jennifer another Oscar nomination!

According to THR, the twosome are currently still in South Africa shooting the Darrell James Roodt-pic.

ARE YOU EXCITED to see Jennifer Hudson and Terrence Howard play The Mandelas?

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  • JC

    Is that two dudes?

  • Yoo-hoo!

    Yes! I love Howie Mandel!

  • JT

    He doesn’t look remotely like Mandela wtf!?

  • http://j ivanka

    @JT: ikr! and jennifer looks manly

  • idk

    Speaking as an african who truly looks up to mandela i completly (or however you spell it ) disagree with the choice of terrence howard playing mandela. im not saying they should have picked an african actor just not terrence howard.

  • Kaz


  • KellStar

    This is not the first look. had this photo up before you!
    Get your facts straight.

  • Kaz

    Im going out bay c u

  • bar jolie gaga

    terrible casting. she will do a fake african accent. hate that.

  • Ethan

    Is she still a singer?

  • um

    She’s a singer and actress. She has had music specials on television and is recording and making gust appearances for big events as a singer. . I don’t agree with Howard playing Mandela. Bad casting.

  • Elle

    yeah right, she shouldn’t have won for Dream Girls! she’s got an amazing voice but she’s an AWFUL actress!!

  • norma

    @JC: Why make youself SOUND as stupid as you problemly look HATER. This site is for FANS only. Haters are always going to hate.

  • DarkEmpress

    Ok I think Jennifer Hudson will do a good job. Why Terrence? He is obviously mixed. Plus he is annoying as hell. Has anyone heard Jamie Foxx’s impersonation of him? HILARIOUS!

  • Proudly SA

    I have no doubt Jennifer and Terence are two very talented people, but as a South African, I am very disappointed at the choice of casting for Madiba and Winnie. It’s absolutely wrong!! People here are so angry about this that they’ve vowed not to go watch it. We have watched this happen over and over again, and it’s so annoying to say the least!! They could’ve used our talent here in SA and our actors and actresses could’ve gotten word wide exposure as well. There’s talent here in SA, and its so unfair that they choose not to use it, in our own stories!!!!

  • meme

    love them both but can’t say that i’m looking forward to them butchering our accent.non of theses actors can do a south african accent.

  • http://deleted blahblah

    Omg she looks like a man

  • TorontoDiva

    I also don’t get Howard as Mandela. I think he is talented, but I don’t think he has the range nor the physical looks to portray such a strong and distinct figure. Love Hudson as Winnie.. I guess the film is more about her anyway….

  • me

    That’s screwed up. Terrible, terrible casting. Jennifer Hudson is a awful actress if that’s what you want to call her. I’m not planning on seeing this movie. She can barely master the English language let alone a foreign one!


    Look I have the deepest respect for Nelson Mandela, but in todays world Winnie Mandela is nothing short of a criminal, a biopic on Nelson is great, but Winnie has lost all sense of self respect nowadays. Let’s not forget she was found guilty on 43 counts of fraud and 25 of theft. HONESTLY!!! I watched Invictus and enjoyed it … but I’m not going to watch this.