“Winnie” stars Jennifer Hudson as the wife of South African leader Nelson Mandela, played by Terrence Howard.
The film focuses on Winnie and her relationship in the midst of political turmoil and struggle under the Apartheid system. Canadian actors Elias Koteas and Wendy Crewson also star.
TDJ Enterprises/TDJ Independents, run by Bishop T. D. Jakes, is the executive producer. TDJ will help develop the marketing and distribution plan. Darrell J. Roodt is the director.
The film premiered at the 2010 Toronto Film Festival. After two years of delays the film is scheduled to be released nationwide in Canada starting October 5 with a U.S. release scheduled to follow in November.