Image Entertainment has released the first theatrical trailer for the drama Winnie Mandela. The film is directed by Darrell Roodt and stars Jennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Elias Koteas, Wendy Crewson, Angelique Pretorius, and Karl Thaning. The screenplay was written by Roodt and Andre Pieterse. The film is based on the biography by Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob. Winnie Mandela is scheduled for release on September 6, 2013.
Following the life of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (Hudson), from her strict rural upbringing by a father disappointed she was not born a boy, to her giving up the chance to study in America in order to remain in South Africa where she felt more needed, through her husband Nelson Mandela’s (Howard) imprisonment. She then faces continuous harassment by the security police, banishment to a small Free State town, betrayal by friends and allies, and more than a year in solitary confinement. Upon her release, she continues her husband’s activism against apartheid and, after his release from prison, suffers divorce due to her infidelity and political pressures. She also faces accusations of violence and murder and in the end, must own up to her actions in court, while many still remain loyal to her because of her fight against apartheid.
Theatrical Trailer For Winnie Mandela courtesy of Movie Clips Trailers
Source: Image Entertainment