Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Jennifer Hudson In Talks About Winnie Mandela Biopic Role
via Roger Friedman from The Hollywood Reporter - Show Biz 411
Oscar and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson’s supercharged appearance last night at Denise Rich’s annual Angel Ball gave rise to talk about her next project.
Hudson, who won the Academy Award for “Dreamgirls” and was so good in “The Secret Life of Bees,” is now rumored to be in talks for an indie biopic about South African leader Winnie Mandela. Winnie was a winner during her years as wife of Nelson Mandela during his 27-years of illegal incarceration. But in later years she lost her way, getting into legal trouble and becoming a pariah. She and Mandela have been divorced for some time.
Meanwhile, Hudson’s two-song cameo at the Angel Ball — held at Downtown Cipriani — was sensational. Introduced by Clive Davis, Hudson sang her signature hit, “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” with just piano accompaniment. The audience — which included lots of celebs and big name players — rewarded her with whoops and hollers and a standing ovation.
Read more of the article here:
Showbiz 411 - Jennifer Hudson Circling Winnie Mandela Project
Jennifer Hudson and other photos from the Angel Ball 2009 event here:
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